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Staff Picks, April 2023
The Stress Response: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Free You from Needless Anxiety, Worry, Anger, and Other Symptoms of Stress
Author: Christy Matta, MA
Subject: Skills to better manage anxiety and stress
Life is stressful, and that’s not always a bad thing. A certain amount of stress actually helps us work more productively and take action in a crisis. But recurrent and prolonged stress can paralyze us or lead us to feel exhausted, angry, or overwhelmed. The skills presented in The Stress Response can dramatically change the way you process stress and they don’t take much time to learn. Drawn from a technique therapists use called dialectical behavior therapy, these powerful strategies can help you manage the slings and arrows of life more gracefully and effectively.
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Dry January, a recent but popular public health campaign, urges people to stop drinking alcohol for an entire month, but it may also be the first step in helping individuals achieve lasting sobriety. Click here for helpful information, resources, and articles.
You’re not alone: CNN Heroes share advice for Mental Health Awareness Month
By Gabriel Kinder, CNN
Published 8:14 AM EDT, Fri May 5, 2023
CNN Heroes: Mental Health Awareness Month
Editor’s Note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health matters, please call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline to connect with a trained counselor or visit the Lifeline site.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year it seems to coincide with a flurry of violent headlines. For many, this constant bad news adds to the stress of everyday life, which may already feel overwhelming.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, each year in the US, one in five adults experience mental illness and one in six children aged 6 to 17 experience a mental health disorder. That’s millions of people. In 2021, less than half of adults received treatment.
America’s mental health crisis is having a widespread impact that touches everyone.
If you are experiencing a mental health medical emergency, call 911 or go immediately to the closest emergency room.
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