"Prolonged stress can have devastating impacts on your mental health and overall wellbeing. Although stress itself is not an illness, it can make existing problems worse. In addition, it is believed that extended periods of stress can contribute to the development of some mental illnesses.
For Stress Awareness Month, the NW Mind-Body Wellness team would like to highlight various aspects of stress. This article is only one part of our series on stress this month, so check back for more soon.
If you are being faced with stressors and are having trouble managing, we encourage you to reach out to a healthcare provider. If you are looking for a healthcare provider, please fill out a contact form by clicking here. Our team is ready to help you break free from the stress of life!
To some degree, stress is a normal part of daily life. In small doses, some people find that stress can actually help motivate them in work, school, and more. In addition, stress can help provide a signal in dangerous situations that will help your body face danger or flee. The functions that stress causes your body to feel in these situations can help keep you safe.
As stress becomes a long-term state, it poses a threat to your mental health. One"s risk of mental and physical health problems increase as stress becomes overwhelming and prolonged. If continuous, the impact of stress on mental health may be very harmful. This is why managing your stress is essential."