Stephanie Papadakis, WellTheory Health Coach
Managing stress isn’t easy and you don’t have to do it alone. While it’s normal to feel stressed every once in a while, the longer stress continues, the greater the toll it takes on our physical and emotional health. If you have tried to manage stress through the many ways we’ve presented and still aren’t finding relief, it’s okay to reach out for help! We encourage you to find deeper mental health support at any point during this program.
Symptoms that indicate a chronic stress response and excess pressure on the body and mind:
In addition to keeping an eye out for the symptoms above, another indicator that it’s time to reach out for deeper support is if you’ve been utilizing stress management tools and you don’t feel as if you’re making progress.
These are just some of the ways that chronic stress might show up. It’s also possible that your unique symptoms are completely different! This is one reason why knowing yourself, your triggers, and your coping mechanisms is very important. We want to empower you to recognize when you’re no longer able to cope well and need extra support.
As mentioned previously, it’s much better to get ahead of further stress symptoms because the longer they go on, the longer healing can take! Please remember that we are not licensed medical or mental health providers at WellTheory. We cannot take the place of qualified mental health care.
There are many different ways to reach out for further support, such as:
Whether or not you’ve identified that you can benefit from extra support, it’s time to make a commitment to how you will continue to support yourself. If you’ve decided to reach out for help, take some time to consider the options above and anything else that comes to mind. Then find a blank piece of paper and write down your commitment to the type of support you’re going to utilize. If you’ve decided that your coping strategies are working well for you, write down how you’re going to continue to maintain them.
Example: I commit to reaching out to at least three therapists from the Psychology Today Directory to see if they are accepting new clients.
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