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Why high-class people get away with incompetence

May 21, 2019, The New York Times
Researchers found that people who came from a higher social class were more likely to have an inflated sense of their skills — even when tests proved that they were average

The doctor won't see you now

April 5, 2019, VOA News
Nearly 56 % of Americans report seeking or wanting to find mental health services for themselves or a loved one, but it's not always easy to get the care they're looking for

Our culture of contempt

March 4, 2019, The New York Times
In today's society, Americans should see the contempt around us as an opportunity, not a threat

Does bullying start at home?

February 14, 2019, U.S. News & World Report
Psychological abuse is the most common form of sibling bullying according to a study in Developmental Psychology.

Should you take that promotion? Well, maybe

February 12, 2019, The New York Times
Chronic work-related stress can cause high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol levels, according to the American Psychological Association. It can also lead to burnout.

Sharp rise seen in US kids' ER visits for mental health woes

December 17, 2018, Health24
William Tynan is director of integrated health care with the APA. He said he wouldn't be surprised if the study actually underestimates the degree to which mental health is the central concern among paediatric ER visits.

People are inherently good, nonviolent

December 11, 2018, CNN
According to a poll last year by the APA, 31% of respondents said news of hate crimes caused them stress, 31% said crime in general did, and 30% said news of wars or conflicts with other countries stressed them out.