If you have endured a stressful day at work, you might wonder how much strain this pressure exerts on your health. To find out, the American Psychological Association conducted its “Stress in America” survey. It found that, while money is the primary cause of stress in the United States, stress at work comes in a close second. In fact, with 60 percent of Americans reporting that work is a main cause of stress, researchers compared the stresses at work with exposure to secondhand smoke as a cause of poor health. Psychosocial workplace stressors such as high job demands, economic insecurity, and long work hours conspire to undermine workers’ health. If stress at work is harming your health, seek counseling.
Our counselors understand the insidious nature of stress, no matter what the cause, and we can provide you with the tools and techniques that you need to mitigate the harm it is doing to your health. If you’re experiencing stress, from work or due to some other cause, we are here to help. Call one of our offices today or visit our website for a fee online assessment at: www.plainsareamentalhealth.org.
P.S. Earlier research has linked stress with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.