This article and infographic were made by Rethink Mental Health Advocate, Aza
All of us experience stress everyday. We encounter stressors that greatly affect our moods, the way we behave and our overall health. Healthy stress responses from stress may be adaptive and do not threatened our health, but if stress is left untreated, long-term effects can negatively affect our health. A widely used definition of stressful situations is one in which the demands of the situation threaten to exceed the resources of the individual (Lazarus & Folkman 1984).
Emotional dependency means getting one's good feelings from outside oneself. It means needing to get filled from outside rather than from within. Who or what do you believe is responsible for your emotional wellbeing?
Stress has become the main problem of our century. Through stress we develop a series of both physical and mental illnesses that leave their mark on our personal development. Stress is hard to manage. It is practically our biggest enemy, an enemy who does not want to be so easily defeated. It is always present, more or less.
But like any other person in this world, I have a number of techniques that help me cope more easily with these complicated and contradictory feelings. These techniques don't completely solve the problem, but at least they make it easier to endure.
Life consistently presents us with challenges and changes and at times this can lead to us feeling stressed. Planning how to manage and cope in various life situations, and finding out which coping skills work best for you, is the key to succeeding with stress rather then experiencing distress.
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This blog article is by Tina Arnoldi for Theravive. Theravive is a network of licensed therapists and psychologists committed to helping people receive the best mental health care available. Through building bridges with others, we continually strive to lower mental health stigma. To learn more, visit https://www.theravive.com/cities to view the original blog visit https://www.theravive.com/today/post/mindfulness-may-not-be-so-great-after-all-0004709.aspx
“Be mindful”. But does that guidance really help? It has become common advice and there are proponents of mindfulness. However, a recent study in PLOS Medicine found that while mindfulness programs may have specific effects on some common mental health symptoms, they are no better than other interventions.