Mike Lau

There are certain strategies that an individual can use when faced with everyday stressful situations. One thing to keep in mind is that these situations are unavoidable and will appear often times throughout ones day.

Stress Management Strategy #1: Avoid unnecessary stress

Not all stress can be avoided, and it’s certainly not healthy to avoid a situation that needs to be addressed. You may be surprised by the number of of stressors that in fact you can eliminate.

1) Learn to say “no” – know your limits and stick to them.

Jesi Dergance

Statistics compiled by the National Institute of Mental Health indicate that major depression affects over ten million people in the United States each year and that over a lifetime between 10 and 15 percent of people will experience at least one episode of major depression. In addition, research has shown that two out of three people who experience depression are women. However, this figure may not accurately reflect male and female depression because in our culture it is generally considered to be more acceptable for women to talk about their feelings and show emotions.

Tammy Thieme

Self injury is when someone is performing deliberate and repetitive acts of physical harm to their own bodies. 

Types of self harm include:

Mike Lau

There’s no right or wrong way to grieve and there’s no way of telling how long it may take, but understanding more about the process may help you come to terms with your loss.

Healthy grieving can be a long, slow and difficult process that may last months or even years. Although you may gradually be able to refocus your life, you will most likely never “get over it” or stop thinking about the person who you lost.

Tammy Thieme

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur in people of any age. It can occur after you have seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death.

It can follow:

  • A natural disaster (tornado, earthquake, tsunami, etc.)
  • Assault, Domestic Violence, rape
  • War
  • Terrorism
  • Accidents

Symptoms include: