ComPsych(R) Reports Increase in Calls Regarding Marital and Relationship Issues

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from ComPsych Corporation

    CHICAGO, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- ComPsych
 Corporation, the world's largest provider of Guidance Resources(SM) (including
 employee assistance programs, managed behavioral health, work-life, legal and
 financial services, personal convenience services and outsourced human
 resource administrative functions), today announced a 21% increase in calls
 concerning marital issues and a 15% jump in cases regarding relationship
 concerns.
     "Currently marital and relationship concerns are our biggest presenting
 issues," said Dr. Richard Chaifetz, CEO of ComPsych.  "The shrinking job
 market and the faltering economy are major contributing factors."
     Every relationship experiences problems from time to time.  Today's
 increased professional demands, dual career families, and long workweeks are
 common stressors that take a toll on relationships and leave little time for
 home and family activities.  "However, recently these straining circumstances
 are compounded by fears of layoffs and the economic slowdown," added Chaifetz.
     "The increasing use of our services is an indication that workers are
 realizing that the ComPsych Guidance Resources programs are a valuable
 resource that can help them make their relationships work in spite of these
 tough times," said Chaifetz.  "We recommend employees focus on the issue at
 hand -- the workplace anxiety -- rather than attacking each other."
     Workers are also becoming more aware that ComPsych's services are an
 excellent source of support for their dependents as well, as evidenced in its
 child and adolescent utilization.  "Children and teens are often affected by
 marital conflict.  It's natural for your children to become confused or angry
 because of tension created by tough situations," said Chaifetz.  "Our
 counselors focus on the psychological affects that parents' problems have on
 their children, helping kids to sort out these emotions."
 
     About ComPsych
     Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Chicago, ComPsych provides its
 programs to over 500 companies throughout 70 countries worldwide, covering
 more than six million individuals.  Clients range from the Fortune 500, such
 as American Express, Schlumberger, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and
 Comcast, to smaller public and private concerns, such as Dean Foods, Krispy
 Kreme, Mervyn's, and Tiffany & Company, as well as government entities, health
 plans and Taft-Hartley groups.  The company offers a full range of behavioral
 health and work-life services, creating build-to-suit programs, which help
 employers attract and retain employees as well as improve employee
 productivity and performance. For more information, visit www.compsych.com .
 
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    CHICAGO, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- ComPsych
 Corporation, the world's largest provider of Guidance Resources(SM) (including
 employee assistance programs, managed behavioral health, work-life, legal and
 financial services, personal convenience services and outsourced human
 resource administrative functions), today announced a 21% increase in calls
 concerning marital issues and a 15% jump in cases regarding relationship
 concerns.
     "Currently marital and relationship concerns are our biggest presenting
 issues," said Dr. Richard Chaifetz, CEO of ComPsych.  "The shrinking job
 market and the faltering economy are major contributing factors."
     Every relationship experiences problems from time to time.  Today's
 increased professional demands, dual career families, and long workweeks are
 common stressors that take a toll on relationships and leave little time for
 home and family activities.  "However, recently these straining circumstances
 are compounded by fears of layoffs and the economic slowdown," added Chaifetz.
     "The increasing use of our services is an indication that workers are
 realizing that the ComPsych Guidance Resources programs are a valuable
 resource that can help them make their relationships work in spite of these
 tough times," said Chaifetz.  "We recommend employees focus on the issue at
 hand -- the workplace anxiety -- rather than attacking each other."
     Workers are also becoming more aware that ComPsych's services are an
 excellent source of support for their dependents as well, as evidenced in its
 child and adolescent utilization.  "Children and teens are often affected by
 marital conflict.  It's natural for your children to become confused or angry
 because of tension created by tough situations," said Chaifetz.  "Our
 counselors focus on the psychological affects that parents' problems have on
 their children, helping kids to sort out these emotions."
 
     About ComPsych
     Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Chicago, ComPsych provides its
 programs to over 500 companies throughout 70 countries worldwide, covering
 more than six million individuals.  Clients range from the Fortune 500, such
 as American Express, Schlumberger, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and
 Comcast, to smaller public and private concerns, such as Dean Foods, Krispy
 Kreme, Mervyn's, and Tiffany & Company, as well as government entities, health
 plans and Taft-Hartley groups.  The company offers a full range of behavioral
 health and work-life services, creating build-to-suit programs, which help
 employers attract and retain employees as well as improve employee
 productivity and performance. For more information, visit www.compsych.com .
 
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