Stress is a reaction to a situation when a person feels threatened or anxious…
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However, learning the healthy ways to cope with stress and getting the right care and support can help reduce stressful feelings and symptoms!
Here’s the healthy way to cope with stress, according to the US’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
#1 Take care of yourself
Make sure that you are taking care of yourself and your well-being. Eat healthy, exercise, get plenty of sleep and give yourself a break when you need it!
#2 Talk to others
Share your problems and how you are feeling and coping with a parent, friend, counselor or doctor! Sometimes, it’s best that we share our stress and worries with those we trust.
#3 Take a break
Avoid spending so much time doing things that cause you stress. If that news story is making you anxious or stressed out, take a break from listening or watching the news. Put down your phone or tablet and pick up a book to read instead!
#4 Recognize when you need help
Remember that it’s okay to ask for help. If problems continue or you are thinking about harming yourself or even suicide, it’s time to talk to a psychologist, social worker or a professional counselor.
Asking for help is hard, but it’s the brave thing to do!
Here’s a list of mental health services you can contact should you need an ear:
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat