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Are You Stressed?
Stress is a part of life and not all of it is bad. Your body responds to stress as if you are in danger. It produces hormones that increase your heart rate, make you breathe faster and give you a burst of energy. It is the body’s way of protecting you. Stress helps you stay focused and alert and in an emergency can save your life.
This is called the “fight or flight” stress response and you use it frequently. It is what keeps you energized and focused during a presentation, allows you to respond quickly – like preventing your infant from falling down a flight of stairs, and prompts you to study up on recent tax legislation rather than golfing with your buddies.
But too much stress can be harmful to your health.
Often, the problem is that you can get so used to stress that it begins to feel normal and you are unaware of how it’s affecting you.
Stress can negatively impact your mood and productivity, your relationships with family and friends, your health, even your ability to enjoy life.
We’ve gathered the following information, tips, videos and resources to help you learn more about stress and its affects and find the support and care that you or loved one needs.
How Pine Rest Can Help
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When tragedy occurs, our sense of well-being feels violated. Elizza LeJeune, LMSW, offers tips on how to care for ourselves in the wake of trauma.
Dr. Ron DeVries reviews how to retrain your brain to better manage stress and reap the rewards of a cooler, calmer lifestyle.
Disturbing and traumatic news of terrorism, violence and natural disasters can lead to PSTD-like symptoms. Learn how to recognize the signs and care for yourself.
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Additional Resources on Stress and PTSD*
- American Psychological Association
- American Psychological Association, Stress in America
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- American Psychiatric Association, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD
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