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Dealing With Stress

Stress can affect every part of your life. These resources are here to help.

What is Stress? — Quick guide reviews types of stress, sources of stress, and tips for managing stress.

Parental Stress — Reviews the interacting factors in family stress and the effects of stress on parents.

Controlling Stress — How to take care of yourself; know when to seek help.

Four Strategies for Preventing or Reducing Stress — Learn strategies to help you deal with stress.

Identifying Sources of Support and Friendship — Identify your support system to help get you through a crisis.

Communicating Under Pressure — During stressful times, it is easy to experience misunderstandings that sometimes result in adding more stress to the situation.

Family Problem Solving — Successful social decisions bring people closer together and improve future communication.

Grief and Crisis Decisions — Emotions tend to be strong after a stressful event or disaster. Know that this is normal.

Sad or Depressed? Know the Difference — Get to know the signs in determining if you are depressed and/or would benefit from professional help.

When Does Alcohol or Drug Use Become an Abuse? — Many people turn to alcohol or drugs when they are sad. Use this tool to get clarity on the situation and determine if you need help.

Online Courses

Change: Loss, Opportunity and Resilience — How to cope with change and possibly see change as an opportunity. Includes a booklet and a free one-hour online course.

Staying Resilient in Times of Change — This free online course gives you tools to view change as an opportunity and to bounce back from unexpected changes.

Dealing with Stress: A Web-based Educational Series — Online workshops help you identify and battle the stress. For those in agriculture or anyone experiencing stress.

Growing Up Resilient Webinar — Discusses what resilience is and how we can build resilience in children.

Other Recommended Resources

Emotional and Social Changes — You may experience a range of emotions throughout a family transition. Likewise, you may discover that your social network has changed dramatically during the process. Find self-assessments and information to help you stay strong during this time of change.

Helping Friends in Trouble — We all feel overwhelmed at times. It's important to think about how to help yourself as well as a friend who comes to you.

Stress Symptoms, Signs, and CausesHELPGUIDE.ORG — Provides an overview of stress including signs, symptoms, causes, and effects.

The Road to ResilienceAPA Help Center, American Psychological Association — Online brochure that describes resilience and some factors that affect how people deal with hardship.

American Institute of Stress — Answers frequently asked questions about stress to help transform stress so you are more productive and less self-destructive.

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