Every year since 2007, the American Psychological Association has commissioned a “Stress in America Survey.”
Just like each of the previous years, money stress tops the list in 2015. Seventy-two percent of Americans say they worry about money at least some of the time, and 22% say they worry about money much of the time.
Emotional support is what most people report as helping them cope best with money stress—specifically, having someone they can turn to, such as family members and friends.
If you’re stressed about money, support is crucial because it has positive ripple effects.
For example, those who had emotional support were likely to worry less, participate in fewer sedentary and unhealthy coping behaviors, make more life changes, and be less likely to have their stress levels become worse.
Get guidance and help from a counselor for how to find emotional support if you are suffering from money stress problems—even if there appear to be no immediate answers to increasing your income. Source: http://www.apa.org (search “stress America 2015”).
Source: UTEAP FrontLine Employee (March 2015)