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Manage Stress

Learning how to manage stress can help prevent serious health problems such as heart disease, depression, and high blood pressure.

Review Date: March 04, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Get Support If You Are a Caregiver

When you are caring for a loved one, take time to care for yourself.

Review Date: February 08, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

FAQ: Alexander Technique Basics

Read about the Alexander technique and how it may benefit you.

Review Date: November 30, 2012

American Society for the Alexander Technique

News You Can Use (For Kids)

The news can be full of stories about unexpected or bad things. Seeing these things on TV, or even experiencing them first hand, can cause you to feel uncertain, worried, or scared. Here are some tips for helping you to understand the news.

Review Date: February 28, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Anxiety Disorder Support Groups

An effective support group helps recovery through mutual support and provides updated information about causes and treatment, eliminating some of the myths about anxiety disorders. This page lists support groups by state.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Caregiver Stress Fact Sheet

Are you caring for an older or disabled relative or friend? Find answers to questions about coping with the daily stress associated with being a caregiver.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

Office on Women's Health

Cutting

Injuring yourself on purpose by making scratches or cuts on your body with a sharp object is called cutting. When emotions don't get expressed in a healthy way, tension can build up. Cutting may be an attempt to relieve that extreme tension.

Review Date: September 13, 2011

The Nemours Foundation

Fight Stress With Healthy Habits

Healthy habits can protect you from the harmful effects of stress. This article provides ten positive healthy habits you may want to develop, including getting enough sleep, having daily physical activity, reducing worry, and helping others.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

American Heart Association

Find an AmSAT-Certified Teacher Near You

AmSAT-certified teachers are located throughout the United States and in many countries throughout the world. Search for an AmSAT-certified teacher near you.

Review Date: November 30, 2012

American Society for the Alexander Technique

Getting Through Tough Economic Times

This guide provides advice on how to deal with the effects financial difficulties can have on your physical and mental health. Learn about specific programs and services available for financial hardship.

Review Date: February 18, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive

Helping Teenagers With Stress

Teenagers, like adults, may experience stress everyday and can benefit from learning stress management skills. Teens that develop a "relaxation response” and other stress management skills feel less helpless and have more choices when responding to stress.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

How Can I Manage Stress?- (PDF)

This information sheet discusses ways to respond to stress that help protect your health.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

American Heart Association

Introduction to Yoga

This document provides a basic yoga sequence that can be done at home.The benefits of yoga include improvements in heart/lung function, muscle strength and flexibility, and a reduction in physical and emotional stress.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

Women's Heart Foundation

Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive disorder that causes abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation--or some combination of these problems. IBS affects people of all ages, including children.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Kids: Story on Stress

Stress happens when you are worried or uncomfortable about something. You may feel angry, frustrated, scared, or afraid. This article will help kids manage stress.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Kids: Stress-O-Meter

Kids can click through these 8 questions to get a presonal stress profile.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Preventing Burnout: Signs, Symptoms, and Strategies to Avoid It

If constant stress has you feeling physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted, you may be suffering from burnout. Burnout reduces your productivity and saps your energy. This fact sheet discusses signs and symptoms of burnout and offers ways to prevent and deal with it.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

Helpguide

Preventing Violence After a Natural Disaster

The increased stress associated with family disruption, challenges in meeting daily needs, as well as disruptions in law enforcement services can increase the possibility of violence. Follow these tips to prevent child abuse, manage stress and more.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief

The body’s natural relaxation response is a powerful antidote to stress. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, visualization, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, and yoga can help you activate this relaxation response.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

Helpguide

Simplify Your Life to Reduce Stress

Switch off the media. Clear the clutter. Stop multitasking. Explore these, and other ideas, in order to simplify your life and reduce stress.

Review Date: February 21, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Stress and Smoking

Stress is part of life, so a key part of quitting smoking for many people is finding ways to handle stress and take care of themselves without smoking. Here are some tips.

Review Date: February 02, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Stress at Work: How to Reduce and Manage Job and Workplace Stress

In this difficult economy, you may find it harder than ever to cope with challenges on the job. There are a variety of steps you can take to reduce both your overall stress levels and the stress you find at work.

Review Date: January 04, 2013

Helpguide

Stress Calculator

How stressed are you? Use this tool to find out.

Review Date: July 11, 2012

University of Maryland Medical Center

Stress Management

This document presents six strategies for reducing, preventing and coping with stress. Tips regarding healthy ways to relax and recharge are provided as well.

Review Date: March 14, 2012

Helpguide

Stress Relief for the Caregiver- (PDF)

It can feel overwhelming to take care of a loved one with dementia, but neglecting your own well-being can be harmful to both of you. Find a stress checklist here, along with suggested tips on how to be a healthy caregiver.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Alzheimer's Association

Stress Screener

It can be hard to know when you're suffering from an unhealthy level of stress. Take this test to determine if stress may be putting your health at risk. Learn what you can do to feel stronger.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

Mental Health America

Stress: A Guide for Teens

Everyone experiences stress at times — adults, teens, and even kids. But there are ways to minimize stress and manage the stress that's unavoidable. Follow these tips to keep stress under control.

Review Date: September 13, 2011

The Nemours Foundation

Stretch at Your Desk

If you spend long hours at your computer, these tips and exercises will help to reduce eye strain, as well as muscle strain on your neck, back, arms and legs.

Review Date: December 09, 2012

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tai Chi: Discover the Many Possible Health Benefits

If you're looking for another way to reduce stress, consider tai chi (TIE-chee). Tai chi is sometimes described as "meditation in motion" because it promotes serenity through gentle movements — connecting the mind and body.

Review Date: August 15, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Teens: Feelin' Frazzled?

Check out these 10 tips to keep you cool, calm, and collected when you find yourself in a hectic situation.

Review Date: March 14, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tips for Survivors of a Traumatic Event: Managing Your Stress- (PDF)

This fact sheet covers things to remember when trying to understand disaster events, signs that adults need stress management assistance, and ways to ease stress.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Violence Prevention: Tips for Coping With Stress

Mass tragedies, including school shootings, workplace violence, and community violence affect different people in different ways. This fact sheet provides tips for coping with stress, and includes information geared toward specific groups, including parents, kids and teens, and school personnel.

Review Date: January 04, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Yoga and Older Adults

Watch this short video to learn how yoga can help you to reduce stress and increase flexibility.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Yoga for Lowering Stress

Yoga can help you feel calmer when life is busy and stressful. Read about it.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

The Nemours Foundation