Stress and anxiety are common conditions that many people face. If you don’t feel right, tell someone. Finding balance and managing stress can be challenging, but finding strategies to care for yourself is crucial. YOU matter! Not everyone has the same stress relief solutions and practices. What works best for you may be different than someone else and may vary based on your situation or the time of day.
Here are a few resources for mental well being:
Use this Screening Tool from Mental Health American to help understand different types of mental health challenges.
Minding Your Mind is a resource designed “to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers and school administrators.” More specifically, their goal is “to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues.”
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation provides some everyday mental health tips, including the following:
- Practice self-care and make yourself a priority
- Disconnect from electronics and social media
- Engage in activities that provide meaning
- Avoid heavy substance abuse
- Get help from a licensed mental health professional when and if you need it
This website provides ample stress management resources. This includes warning signs, relaxation techniques and stress research.
Here are a few apps that may help relieve stress:
- TalkSpace App
- Pigment Adult Coloring Book App
- Lantern App
- Breath2Relax App
- Gratitude Journal App
- SAM: Self Help for Anxiety Management App
- InteliCare App
- Happify App
- Headspace App
- Stop, Breath & Think App
Tara Brach is a Ph.D, psychologist, author and teacher of meditation. She provides resources that may be useful when dealing with stress—such as audio talks and guided meditation. Check out her site here! Brene Brown, LCSW, has a wonderful talk on Netflix, free podcasts and great books that can be really helpful too.
Just not feeling right? Talk to your health provider about support available. If you or someone you know may be thinking about harming oneself get help immediately. You can call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).