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.
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 Causes — HELPGUIDE.ORG — Provides an overview of stress including signs, symptoms, causes, and effects.
The Road to Resilience — APA 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.