Financial distress and workplace mental health: The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health has launched a series of issue briefs, Research Works, intended to translate research into action for employers. The first brief, "Employee Personal Financial Distress and How Employers Can Help," summarizes the results of recent surveys showing that the economic downturn is a significant source of stress in the lives of Americans and that they are looking to employers for education about financial management, although few employers provide it and no research has identified the types of financial counseling that are most effective. The ten-page brief describes steps that employers can take in three areas—personal financial counseling, credit counseling and debt service management, and employee assistance programs. Case studies from companies that have implemented financial education programs are included, as well as a list of organizations that offer assistance to employers and employees in this area. The brief is available at www.workplacementalhealth.org. The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health is a program of the American Psychiatric Foundation that combines the knowledge and experience of the American Psychiatric Association and more than 30 national and international employer partners.