April is Stress
Dealing with a stress epidemic.
The last two years have been the most challenging we have faced. Our services were overwhelmed by people that are struggling and seeking support. We have created an additional program for psychiatric care in response to COVID, as well as added more Behavioral Health Consultants to aid our Primary Care Physicians.
30 Day Challenge
Provided by the Stress Management Society, ‘The 30 Day Challenge’ encourages you to pick one action each for your Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing to carry out every day. Try and add actions for your social and spiritual wellness too.
It takes 30 days to turn actions into habits, which is why this is a month-long program. The 30-day challenge will maximize your chances of turning useful knowledge and techniques into positive behavioral change.
Click this link to gain the access to their free resources specifically created for the month of April. You can download the 30 Day Challenge, a Daily De-Stressing Planner, a Stress Guide, 7 Steps Achievement Plan, useful infographics on stress and much more!
Common reactions to a stressful event can include:
Long-term stress can prove to be more than just a mental issue. From headaches to stomach disorders to depression – even very serious issues like stroke and heart disease can come as a result of stress.
Disbelief, shock and numbness
Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
Smoking or the use of alcohol or drugs
Feeling sad, frustrated and helpless
Headaches, back pains and stomach problems
Affecting more than just your mind
Healthy ways for coping with your stress
Here are some basic ideas to help you cope with stress:
Take care of yourself
Avoid drugs and alcohol
Share your problems
Share your problems and how you are feeling and coping with a family member, friend, doctor, pastor, or counselor.
Recognize when you need more help
Physical effects of stress
It’s stress awareness month, but what is stress? And why is stress management so important for your health? Too much stress can cause many physical symptoms and can contribute to chronic diseases.
Clare, from Generation Calm explains why stress awareness is so important for your health and the physical effects of stress on your body.
Being able to recognize your own personal signs of stress is really important. This video talks about stress awareness as a vitally important first step in stress management.