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Pushing Through Stress

The History

Stress can develop from internal, external, psychological, and social factors. Stress is determine by the physical, mental, or emotional strain it poses on the mental or bodily processes.

Recognizing It

  • Stress have the power to harm your body, affect your behaviors, feelings, and thoughts.​
  • Mental health issues can be associated with unresolved issues of stress.​
  • It is never to late to reflect, and analyze how stress may hinder your life.​
  • Self awareness of stress can start your journey to managing it effectively.​
  • Acute, Episodic, and Chronic are three types of stress.

When to seek help…

To determine when to seek help for stress according to American Psychological Association (APA) researchers found that nearly half of all Americans don’t know how to determine when to get professional help. Most people try to “hang in there” and handle their stress alone. But ongoing stress can have serious consequences. 

Pushing Through Stress

Stress can impact our lives in ways we could never imagine. The emotional, behavioral, cognitive and physiological damage of chronic stress can be unhealthy to our bodies. It is important to recognize signs and symptoms, triggers, and the effects stress may cause and have in our lives. ​

 Stress management will assist and support individuals dealing with stress to learn healthy coping skills to manage stressful life circumstances. The ability to manage stress will promote a productive and healthy lifestyle. Don’t let stress take control of your life.


  • American Psychological Association Help Center. 1-800-964-2000. http://helping.apa.org
  • Mental Health Association also has information and referral specialists. Call toll-free 1-800-969-6642 or visit their Web site at http://www.nmha.org/.  ​
  • You can also contact your local Mental Health Association.​
  • Call your local community service board.. http://www.dbhds.virginia.gov/community-services-boards-csbs
  • 24-Hour Crisis Hotline. Crisis Call Center’s 24-hour crisis line often serves as the first point of contact for individuals who are seeking help, support, and information. Crisis Hotline Call: 1 (800) 273-8255   or    Text: “ANSWER” to 839863
  • DSTRESS Line provides services to active duty Marines and their beneficiaries. If veterans/retirees or non-beneficiaries in a Marine’s extended family call, counselors will help assess the level of stress and stabilize the current crisis, and then refer that person to the most appropriate resource (e.g., Vet Centers, VA hospitals … www.usmc-mccs.org/services/support/dstress-line. ​
  • PTSD—post-traumatic stress disorder—is a condition that develops when someone is exposed to a shocking, dangerous, or life-threatening event. 2 People experiencing persistent and recurring symptoms can benefit from the guidance provided by a hotline or mental health professional. https://www.mentalhelp.net/articles/ptsd-hotline