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Stress management

Stressful situations can sometimes make people feel the need to use unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as consuming alcohol, using excessive amounts of medication, or self-harm. Developing healthy stress management habits allows you to respond to stressful situation in a way that is safe and effective. Some good coping strategies include:

  • Meditating or doing breathing exercises
  • Writing in a journal
  • Exercising or going outdoors
  • Socializing with friends or family members
  • Seeking the help of a counselor

Positive stress management skills can help you deal with your struggles constructively. Forming these habits can take time, and we're here to help you do it.

Resources and support

Local groups and programs can help you manage stress. Explore these resources:

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