Mental Health - Stress Management in Focus

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MENTAL HEALTH: Stress Management in Focus:

MENTAL HEALTH: Stress Management in Focus Meko Nel Galicinao- Tumala , MAN, RN Public Health Associate, Provincial DOH Office-Zamboanga del Sur


Includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being Affects how we think, feel, and act Helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices I mportant at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood


Everyone feels stressed from time to time, but what is stress? How does it affect your overall health? What can you do to manage your stress?


How the brain and body respond to any demand Any type of challenge can be stressful Performance at work or school S ignificant life change T raumatic event Stress can affect your health It is important to pay attention to how you deal with minor and major stressors, so you know when to seek help

Things you should know about:

Things you should know about 5

I. Stress Affects Everyone:

I . Stress Affects Everyone


Everyone experiences stress from time to time There are different types of stress—all of which carry physical and mental health risks A stressor may be a one-time or short-term occurrence, or it can happen repeatedly over a long time Some people may cope with stress more effectively and recover from stressful events more quickly than other

Routine Stress: pressures related to:

Routine Stress: pressures related to

Sudden negative change:

Sudden negative change

Traumatic stress:

Traumatic stress People who experience traumatic stress may have very distressing temporary emotional and physical symptoms, but most recover naturally soon after.

II. Not all stress is bad.:

II. Not all stress is bad.

Dangerous Situation :

Dangerous Situation Stress signals the body to prepare to face a threat or flee to safety Your pulse quickens, you breathe faster, your muscles tense, and your brain uses more oxygen and increases activity All functions aimed at survival

Non-Life-Threatening Situation:

Non-Life-Threatening Situation Stress can motivate people When they need to take a test or interview for a new job

III. Long-term stress can harm your health.:

III. Long-term stress can harm your health.

Chronic Stress:

Chronic Stress Because the source of long-term stress is more constant than acute stress, the body never receives a clear signal to return to normal functioning Those same lifesaving reactions in the body can disturb the immune, digestive, cardiovascular, sleep, and reproductive systems Some people may experience mainly digestive symptoms, while others may have headaches, sleeplessness, sadness, anger, or irritability


Over time, continued strain on your body from stress may contribute to serious health problems: Heart disease High blood pressure Diabetes Other illnesses Mental disorders: depression, anxiety

IV. There are ways to manage stress.:

IV. There are ways to manage stress.


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1. S ELF-AWARENESS Pay attention to your expressions of thought, emotions, behavior Know yourself Get in touch with your feeling Be open to experience The more you know yourself, the better you are at adapting life changes that suit your needs


2. S PIRITUALITY D evote time to connect with yourself and to God T ry meditation five to 10 minutes each day Pray to Him for guidance


3. S CHEDULING TIME MANAGEMENT O ptimize the time available to achieve gratifying results Use time manager application or buy some notebook organizer


4. S IESTA Take a nap, short rest, a break or recharge your "battery" to improve productivity It also helps relax the mind and body muscles


5. S ENSATION TECHNIQUES Indulge yourself with a whole body massage Soothe away stress Unknot tense and aching muscles Relieve headaches and sleep problems


6. S PORTS E ngage in playing sports Basketball, tennis, etc. Clear your mind and relieve stress


7. S TRETCHING D o simple movements Loosen muscles Lubricate joints Increase body's oxygen supply


8. S OCIALS Engage on fruitful activities that will develop your ability to deal with other people


9. S OUNDS & SONGS Listen to relaxing and soothing music It can relieve depression and increase self-esteem


10. S PEAK TO ME Talk to someone when you feel overwhelmed or unable to deal with stress on your own Venting can help you unload unwanted feelings

11. SMILE:

11. S MILE S mile ka naman To release stress Calm you down Make you attractive Make someone else happy


12. S TRESS DEBRIEFING Submit oneself to a brief crisis intervention Talk about ones feelings and reactions to the critical incident

V. If you’re overwhelmed by stress, ask for help from a health professional:

V. If you’re overwhelmed by stress, ask for help from a health professional

Seek Help:

Seek Help Seek help right away if you have suicidal thoughts, are overwhelmed, feel you cannot cope, or are using drugs or alcohol more frequently as a result of stress Your doctor may be able to provide a recommendation Resources are available to help you find a mental health provider


A. Planning a wedding 1. Which of these might cause stress? B. Travelling for vacation C. Driving during rush hour D. All of the above


A. True 2. Stress is linked to diabetes. B. False


A. Sleep 3. The stress response prepares your body to: B. Fight or run C. Eat large amounts of food


A. True 4. Stress doesn’t serve any purpose now. B. False


A. True 4. You have some control over how stress affects you. B. False


A. True 5. Being stressed all the time can help you fight off colds. B. False


A. True 7. Stress caused by daily life can lead to health problems. B. False


A. True 8. Chronic stress can affect your waistline. B. False


A. Men 9. Chronic stress affects sexual health in: B. Women C. Both


A. True 10. People who exercise regularly are more likely to be stressed. B. False




Reference: U.S . Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, NIH Publication No. 19-MH-8109 WebMD Medical Reference, Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari, MD on February 21, 2018


Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. “ ” 1 Peter 5:7 ( NIV)


Thank You!

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