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Oct 20, 2020, 08:00 ET Stress in America 2020 Survey Signals a Growing National Mental Health Crisis

Stress from COVID-19 — along with stress related to health care, the economy, racism and the presidential election — is seriously threatening the...


Oct 07, 2020, 00:01 ET 2020 Presidential Election A Source Of Significant Stress For More Americans Than 2016 Presidential Race

Ahead of the most divisive election in decades, more than two-thirds of U.S. adults (68%) say that the 2020 U.S. presidential election is a...


Jul 28, 2020, 00:01 ET Majority Of Republicans And Democrats Reassured By COVID-19 Preventative Measures But Stressed About Nationwide Uncertainty

While the issue of how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 continues to be highly politicized, a new survey by the American Psychological Association...


Jun 18, 2020, 09:00 ET More Than 80% Of Americans Report Nation's Future Is Significant Source Of Stress, Survey Says

More than 8 in 10 Americans (83%) say the future of our nation is a significant source of stress, according to the American Psychological...


May 21, 2020, 09:05 ET APA Stress In America Report: High Stress Related To Coronavirus Is The New Normal For Many Parents

Nearly half of parents of children under age 18 say their stress levels related to the coronavirus pandemic are high, with managing their kids'...


Feb 06, 2020, 10:00 ET Majority Of U.S. Adults Believe Climate Change Is Most Important Issue Today

As the effects of climate change become more evident, more than half of U.S. adults (56%) say climate change is the most important issue facing...


Nov 05, 2019, 00:01 ET Health Care, Mass Shootings, 2020 Presidential Election Causing Americans Significant Stress, New Stress In America™ Survey Finds

A year before the 2020 presidential election, Americans report various issues in the news as significant sources of stress, including health care,...


Aug 15, 2019, 00:01 ET One-Third of U.S. Adults Say Fear of Mass Shootings Prevents Them from Going to Certain Places or Events

A large majority of adults in the United States are stressed by mass shootings, and a third of U.S. adults say that fear of mass shootings stops them ...


Aug 15, 2019, 00:00 ET Un tercio de la población adulta estadounidense afirma que el miedo a las masacres con armas de fuego les impide ir a ciertos lugares y eventos

Una gran mayoría de adultos en los Estados Unidos siente estrés provocado por las masacres con armas de fuego, y un tercio de los adultos afirman que ...


Aug 08, 2019, 18:16 ET APA President Calls For Comprehensive Public Health Approach To Gun Violence

Gun violence in the United States is a public health crisis and should be addressed much as the government studies motor vehicle deaths, according to ...


May 01, 2019, 06:00 ET Survey: Americans Becoming More Open About Mental Health

Most Americans harbor positive views about mental health disorders and treatment, according to the results of a survey released today, in recognition ...


Mar 29, 2019, 06:00 ET APA Recognizes Eight Organizations For Healthy Workplace Practices

From a symphony orchestra in Maine to an architectural firm in Hawai'i, eight organizations across the United States and Canada have been named...


Mar 12, 2019, 11:01 ET APA Honors Rep. Lowenthal For Mental Health Leadership

The American Psychological Association has presented its Outstanding Leadership Award to Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., for his efforts to increase...


Oct 30, 2018, 00:01 ET APA Stress in America™ Survey: Generation Z Stressed About Issues in the News but Least Likely to Vote

Headline issues, from immigration to sexual assault, are causing significant stress among members of Generation Z – those between ages 15 and 21 –...


Sep 25, 2018, 06:00 ET APA Announces Employers For 2018 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Honors

The American Psychological Association today announced the recipients of this year's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Honors, given to organizations ...


Jun 27, 2018, 06:00 ET Vacation Time Recharges U.S. Workers, But Positive Effects Vanish Within Days, New Survey Finds

Taking time off helps the majority of U.S. workers recover from stress and experience positive effects that improve their well-being and job...


May 15, 2018, 06:00 ET In Era Of #MeToo, Majority Of Employees Say Their Employers Fail To Take New Steps Addressing Sexual Harassment

The spotlight on workplace sexual harassment since fall 2017 has led to high-profile resignations, terminations and lawsuits. And while the...


Mar 14, 2018, 06:00 ET APA Recognizes Five Organizations For Healthy Workplace Practices

The American Psychological Association has selected Marriott International as the recipient of its 2018 Organizational Excellence Award, a national...


Jan 24, 2018, 12:01 ET Stress About Health Insurance Costs Reported by Majority of Americans, APA Stress in America™ Survey Reveals

Two-thirds of U.S. adults (66 percent) cite the cost of health insurance as a stressor for themselves, their loved ones, or in general, when asked...


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...