A helpful guide from the National Institutes of Health's Center for Complementary and Integrative Health about stress, the dangers of chronic stress, and tips for how to ease the effects of stress.
Stress Awareness Month has been held every April, since 1992.
During this annual thirty day period, health care professionals and health promotion experts across the country will join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.
The American Institution of Stress notes that the most common definition of stress is “physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension”. Stress is a normal reaction to the world around us, and nothing to be embarrassed, upset or, well, stressed about! However, it can often have negative physical, emotional or mental health effects when left unchecked, and college can be a particularly stressful time. In the American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment, 48.9% of college students reported a moderate level of stress, and another 28.4% reported high levels of stress! This guide show cases information, resources, and even some Library Staff recommendations for how to de-stress and recenter yourself.
The mission of AIS is to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence of stress management in education, research, clinical care and the workplace. Read reports, articles and even take self-assessments on their website!