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Nov 01, 2017, 00:01 ET APA Stress in America™ Survey: US at 'Lowest Point We Can Remember'

Nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) say the future of the nation is a very or somewhat significant source of stress, slightly more than...


Oct 18, 2017, 06:00 ET Supervisor Support Critical To Employee Well-Being And Workforce Readiness

Nearly half of American workers are concerned about the changing nature of work, and although most report that they have the skills they need to...


May 24, 2017, 06:00 ET Change at Work Linked to Employee Stress, Distrust and Intent to Quit, New Survey Finds

At a time of change and uncertainty across the country, American adults who have been affected by change at work are more likely to report chronic...


May 03, 2017, 09:00 ET Political Talk Plagues Workers Months After U.S. Election

American workers are more likely to say they are feeling stressed and cynical because of political discussions at work now than before the 2016...


Apr 05, 2017, 10:28 ET Idaho Becomes Fifth State to Allow Psychologists to Prescribe Medications

The American Psychological Association applauded the Idaho Legislature for passing a bill making the state the fifth to authorize clinical...


Mar 15, 2017, 06:00 ET American Psychological Association Recognizes Five Organizations For Healthy Workplace Practices

The American Psychological Association has selected Prudential Financial as the recipient of its Organizational Excellence Award, a national...


Mar 07, 2017, 15:48 ET Representative Tim Murphy Recognized For Advocacy Work On Mental Health Issues

Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) was honored last night by the APA Practice Organization for his advocacy work and legislative accomplishments on...


Feb 23, 2017, 00:01 ET APA's Survey Finds Constantly Checking Electronic Devices Linked to Significant Stress for Most Americans

A decade after the emergence of smartphones, Facebook and Twitter, more than four out of five adults in the U.S. (86 percent) report that they...


Feb 15, 2017, 00:01 ET Many Americans Stressed about Future of Our Nation, New APA Stress in America™ Survey Reveals

Two-thirds of Americans say they are stressed about the future of our nation, including a majority of both Democrats and Republicans, according to...


Oct 13, 2016, 06:00 ET APA Survey Reveals 2016 Presidential Election Source of Significant Stress for More Than Half of Americans

Facing one of the most adversarial contests in recent history and daily coverage of the presidential election that dominates every form of mass...


Sep 14, 2016, 06:00 ET 1 in 4 U.S. employees negatively affected by political talk at work this election season, finds new survey

 This year's extraordinary presidential campaign is taking a toll on American workers, some of whom report feeling stressed, argumentative and...


Jun 01, 2016, 06:00 ET Workplace Well-Being Linked To Senior Leadership Support, New Survey Finds

Despite the prevalence of workplace wellness efforts, only one-third of American workers say they...


Mar 10, 2016, 00:01 ET Encuesta de Asociación Americana de Psicología demuestra vínculo de la discriminación con mayor estrés y problemas de salud

Cerca de cincuenta por ciento de los adultos estadounidenses afirma haber sido objeto de una forma notable de tratamiento injusto o...


Mar 10, 2016, 00:01 ET Discrimination Linked to Increased Stress, Poorer Health, American Psychological Association Survey Finds

Nearly half of U.S. adults report they have experienced a major form of unfair treatment or discrimination, including being unfairly questioned or...


Feb 24, 2016, 06:00 ET American Psychological Association Recognizes Six Organizations for Healthy Workplace Practices

 The American Psychological Association (APA) will recognize six employers for their efforts to promote employee well-being and organizational...


Sep 03, 2015, 06:00 ET Work-Life Fit Linked to Employee Engagement, Motivation and Job Satisfaction

Contrary to popular belief, work-life balance and work flexibility issues aren't primarily women's issues.  In fact, in some cases it is men...


Feb 04, 2015, 09:00 ET American Psychological Association Survey Shows Money Stress Weighing on Americans' Health Nationwide

While aspects of the U.S. economy have improved, money continues to be a top cause of stress for Americans, according to the new Stress in...


Oct 01, 2014, 08:00 ET Psychologists Recommend Tips Surrounding Serious Mental Illness

 Mental health disorders affect one in five Americans each year, yet only a fraction of those people receive treatment, according to the...


Aug 28, 2014, 06:00 ET Employers: Celebrate Labor Day By Showing That You Value Your Workers

Labor Day is a celebration of American workers and the contributions they have made to the well-being of the country. As we mark Labor Day's 120th...


Jun 26, 2014, 08:37 ET APA Applauds Landmark Illinois Law Allowing Psychologists To Prescribe Medications

 The American Psychological Association applauded a new law making Illinois the third state in the country to authorize licensed clinical...


May 20, 2014, 08:00 ET Few Americans aware of their rights for mental health coverage

Even though more than one in four Americans (27 percent) have received treatment or therapy from a mental health professional, few people know that...


Feb 11, 2014, 11:00 ET American Psychological Association Survey Shows Teen Stress Rivals That of Adults

Stress in America™ survey finds similar patterns of unhealthy behavior in teens and adults, especially during school year American...


Feb 11, 2014, 11:00 ET Encuesta de la Asociación Americana de Psicología demuestra que el estrés en los adolescentes es similar al de los adultos

 La experiencia de los adolescentes estadounidenses con el estrés presenta patrones similares a la de los adultos, según una nueva...


Sep 04, 2013, 13:12 ET Americans Stay Connected to Work on Weekends, Vacation and Even When Out Sick

Turning off the smart phone and leaving work behind during weekends and vacations is a rare thing for most working Americans, and contrary to...


Jun 03, 2013, 19:00 ET APA's CEO Calls For Integrating Mental Health Care With Physical Health Care

 Mental health professionals need to be part of primary care teams to ensure that patients get complete care that addresses...