April: Stress Awareness Month
Did you know April is Stress Awareness Month? Almost everyone has been in a situation that caused them to feel stressed and overwhelmed. These feelings are normal but leaving them unaddressed can cause one’s stress to develop into other issues. Stress statistics released in 2014 by The American Psychological Association report that 48% of Americans feel their stress has increased over the past 5 years. Americans are letting their stress build up rather than learning coping mechanisms to manage it. This allows stress to creep up and negatively impact one’s life in a number of ways.