Stress Awareness Month

: Zen scene featuring stacked stones with water and sunset in the background-April is Stress Awareness Month

April is designated as Stress Awareness Month and dedicated to raising stress awareness and stress coping skills. It is critical to recognize that stress is an unavoidable aspect of life; no one is immune. In fact, about 33 percent of people report feeling extreme stress. 77 percent of people experience stress that affects their physical health. 73 percent of people have stress that impacts their mental health.

Although it can be tough there are things you can do to minimize/manage stress such as:

  • Accept your needs
  • Manage your time
  • Practice relaxation
  • Exercise daily
  • Set aside time for yourself
  • Eat well
  • Get enough sleep
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs
  • Talk to someone

Through educational services or counseling for personal stress and operational stress control, Zeiders living skills educators, mobile trainers, and certified clinical counselors are proud to assist Service members and their families in dealing more successfully with stress.