Everyone experiences stress from time to time, and will need to discover and practice effective stress management approaches for a healthy psychological condition.
As an aside, stress can lead to depression, and the longer depression lasts the better the opportunity for neurotransmitters becoming damaged, requiring an individual to obtain psychotropics from a mental health professional.
The following resources provide beneficial information in reducing/managing stress:
Mayo Clinic: Healthy Lifestyle – Stress Management – Stress Basics
MindTools.com: Albrecht’s Four Types of Stress – Managing Common Pressures
Stress Management Techniques
Relaxation Video for Stress Management
It’s vital that members of society with mild depression enter therapy as quickly as possible to reduce/eliminate symptoms. Left untreated (or delaying treatment), the condition can exacerbate, leading to severe depression, and then a breakdown of neurotransmitters. Another reason for early therapy is because Depression Increases Heart Failure by 40%.
The Los Angeles Times reported about new treatments on the horizon for those who suffer from depression.
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It’s an epidemic and becoming worse every year. Young people being harassed, threatened, humiliated, reputations questioned, destroyed. The targets frequently take matters into their own hands through violent means, while others commit suicide.
Between the Cracks “…show the devastating factors that can exist with children who are bullied and find no help from adults” (Epp Films, 2013, Dec. 6). Parents and children are encouraged to see the film together at festivals scheduled this year. Additional information about the film can be read here.
The following is the trailer:
Epp Films. (2013, December 6). Between the Cracks Trailer Teaser. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CqVDWquCqYw