Handling the Beast We All Face: Stress

Stress manifests itself differently as we go through life. In kindergarten, it is the pressure of learning to tie your shoes. Remember junior high and high school? Everyone has faced these normal stressors. Wouldn’t it be nice to go back to just dealing with those two strings that keep shoes on your feet? How we manage stress—from positive or negative situations—affects every decision and reaction. No matter if you are dealing with everyday stressors or are facing something huge, you are not alone, nor do you need to turn to using substances to cope. We hope this newsletter will help you recognize and respond to the stress in your life and the lives of people around you. Whether you are or know someone who is an overwhelmed parent, a stressed-out teen, or a constantly-pressed survivor of domestic violence, these stories suggest ways to identify, understand, and respond in a healthy way. ]]>

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