As many as 10 percent of U.S. employees who miss work due toon-the-job stress may be absent from work for21 days or more a month. Almost another quarter may not show up onthe job due to stress for as many as 20 days a month.

This is among the highlights of Mind the Workplace, an in-depth survey ofthousands of U.S. workers across all industries by Mental HealthAmerica (formerly the National Mental Health Association). Thesurvey queried respondents on a wide range of factors related totheir work environments, and found that, despite the ongoingbullish economy, employers are doing little to improve morale at work.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.