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STRESS: Know the Signs

We all go through stressful times. In small doses, stress may be good for you when it gives you a burst of energy. But too much stress or stress that lasts for a long time can take its toll on your body. If you're feeling overwhelmed by stress, you're not alone. In fact, a survey of Americans found that one-third of people are living with extreme stress. Get connected to how you're feeling and learn about the effects of stress on your whole body.

Here are a few signs of stress:

  • Feeling angry, irritable or easily frustrated
  • feeling overwhelmed about what is happening in your daily life
  • changes in eating habits
  • problems concentrating on the tasks at hand
  • feeling nervous about things or anxious about each day
  • having trouble sleeping comfortably
  • problems with memory or just confusing thoughts in your head
  • feeling that you can't overcome difficulties in your life
  • having trouble functioning in your job or personal life


If you're having any of these symptoms, it's important that you take care of yourself. There are healthy steps you can take to stay well when you're stressed, like connecting to people close to you, getting enough sleep or being physically active. Visit www.LiveYourLifeWell.org for more information. Don't let your feelings go unchecked. Contact your physician for a referral to a local mental health care specialist. More information can be found on stress at www.mentalhealthamericajc.net.


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