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Stress and change

Managing stress begins with self-care. Fortunately, there are many things you can do at home and on your own schedule to support your mental health, maintain healthy communication and prevent isolation. 

Anticipatory grief

Learn about how to deal with the sense of grief that can come before a loss. 

Anticipatory stress

Sometimes we feel increased stress responses in anticipation of a difficult or unpredictable situation.

Building social support and connections

Tough times go a little more smoothly when you have the support of family and friends. 

Communicating under pressure

During stressful times, it is easy to experience misunderstandings that can result in adding more stress to the situation.

Compassion fatigue

Compassion fatigue (or compassion stress) can be referred to as the cost of caring and describes when someone experiences higher levels of stress because they care deeply.

Helping children cope

Family communication and coping skills have a great impact on how your family deals with tough times. 

Managing stress after unexpected change

Get tips for taking care of yourself and knowing when to seek help. 

Minimize holiday stress

Make changes to how you ‚Äčcelebrate the holidays so that you can enjoy them to the fullest.

Parental stress

Understand the interacting factors in family stress and the effects of stress on parents.

Taking care of yourself under stress 

Managing stress begins with self-care. There are many things you can do to support your mental health, maintain healthy communication and prevent isolation.

Workplace stress and wellness

Resources and wellness activities for individuals and organizations to help those who experience stress in the workplace. 

Reviewed in 2023

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