A year of historic challenges and unprecedented grief during the coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on workers' mental health.

Many companies have responded to workers' heightened stress by rolling out new benefits, ranging from access to virtual therapy and meditation apps to offering resources like resilience training videos. And according to a new report from Udemy for Business, a learning and development platform, workers have been devouring virtual training courses that help them learn soft skills to better manage their mental health and wellness.

The learning platform found that, between 2019 and 2020, the number of hours logged for courses that teach anxiety management alone jumped by nearly 4,000%. Demand for courses that teach people other soft skills including resilience and stress management also saw triple-digit growth.

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