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Stress

Stress

Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain caused by adverse circumstances. Not all stress is bad but prolonged periods of stress can damage your physical and mental health. When a person's day to day activities begin to suffer then there is cause for concern. There are many ways a person can reduce stress like exercise and meditation but these techniques often do not address the underlying issue. In more extreme cases working with a licensed mental health professional is the best solution. Licensed mental health counselors are trained to help patients uncover the roots of stress and provide them with tools and advice to reduce stress in order to live a healthier and happier life.

1 in 3 People in the US experience debilitating Stress and its getting worse. We can help.

Over 70% of Americans experience stress that affects their Mental and Physical Health. 1 in 5 states their stress gets worse each year. While minorities and Women tend to experience particularly high rates, stress is experienced globally by nearly every person. Stress is also a gateway into other serious conditions such as Heart disease, High blood pressure, and Diabetes. 50% of Americans report not sleeping well at night due to stress, and not that stress impacts their families negatively. Stress can be about the future, the economy, work/school, money, family, or even other health conditions. 60% of Americans say Politics are a source of stress for them. 80% of workplace accidents have been linked to stress or stress-related problems as well. Seeking the proper treatment depends on the source, intensity and duration of the stress. If your stress is more than just day to day, don’t wait to get your life back!

 

Stress Statistics

  • 8 out 10 millennials experience stress related to financial stability 
  • 1 out of 5 college age students report having thoughts of suicide
  • 83% of Americans are worried about the future of the nation.
  • 1 out 4 Americans experience high amounts of stress during the holiday season.
  • Nearly 5 out of 10 university students explore counseling options as a result of stress.

How do you know if you suffer from Stress?

Self Assessment Time

While diagnosis by a licensed professional is needed, these are common symptoms associated with Stress

 

  • Digestive issues

  • Rapid Heartbeat 

  • Fatigue

  • Insomnia

  • Nausea

  • Frequent Illness

  • Thoughts of suicide

  • Muscle Tension

  • Chest Pain

  • Irritability

  • Acne

  • Headaches