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Vietnam veterans seek relief for post-traumatic stress disorder - WFSB

Vietnam veterans seek relief for post-traumatic stress disorder - WFSB | Stressless | Scoop.it
10News Vietnam veterans seek relief for post-traumatic stress disorder WFSB Five Vietnam veterans filed a class-action lawsuit Monday to seek relief for tens of thousands of military services members who developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and...
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I found this a very interesting article in so much as  it highlights the fact that some injuries such as post traumatic stress disorder dont necessarily manifest immediately but could become evident years later.  Mental disabilities resulting from a person's occupation, compared to a physical disability are often a lot more difficult to diagnose and treat as the actual injury is not as obvious.

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Can Stress Actually Kill You?

Should you stress about stress? SUBSCRIBE - http://bit.ly/10kWnZ7 Follow us! (Links Below) Instagram and Twitter: @mitchellmoffit and @whalewatchmeplz Clicka...
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I really enjoyed this link, in such a short time it gives so much information and I guess the answer to the question is yes!  Stress at appropriate moments is a good thing.  It not only helps us run away from bears, but it puts people on alert, like an athlete at the beginning of a race.  I think  lifestyles and expectations to succeed have us constantly striving to achieve bigger and better. Nowadays, it is far less common to see a stay at home mum or dad, the need for both parents to work these days seems to be on the increase. Are we  more materialistic  than previous generations, could this be a factor?  This link made me think I need to stop sometimes and smell the roses.  I dont want to be another victim to Karoshi!

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Effects of Stress on Your Body

A beautifully animated explanation of bad effects caused on your body because of stress. It nicely explains the functions of body parts and the harms occurre...
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This short video really highlights how stress effects all the systems of our bodies and what a wonderful machine our bodies are.  Automatically it goes into action ensuring if injury occurs the bleeding will be reduced by the constriction of blood vessels and sending signals throughout the body to slow systems  not necessary to ensure survival. Long term stress can then result in weight gain and reflux as the digestive system slows down.  Your immune system also slows down increasing the chances of infection and illness because your body is busy with the perceived immediate threat.  Another interesting fact is the release of aging hormones when we are stressed.  Relaxing and taking a deep breath will work better than any anti aging cream it seems.   What an amazing thing our bodies are.

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Wellcast - Workplace Stress

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This link highlights that stress is a fact of life and we are all going to experience it.  The trick is what you do when you are stressed.  There are 3 options, remove yourself from the situation, change the situation or accept the situation.  Sounds easy enough but I think it will take practice and learning how to put the strategies in place.  The more aware you are of the triggers the greater opportunity to plan strategies to remove, change or accept.  You then get a feeing of empowerment and that you are being proactive which should help to remove the sense of helplessness.

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Effects of Stress

It's always something: family, work, money, your health. Understanding stress is an important part of learning how to manage your stress. Learn about the typ...
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I liked this link because it refers to good stress. I could really relate to this because I love scary movies and big roller coasters.  The feeling of euphoria after these is really elating sometimes and you like to relive them over and over.  It refers to negative stress intimating that not all stress is bad. It refers to stress being an aging influence and after reading and scooping these articles I am definitely going to find ways to reduce my negative stresses.  I dont want to get old before my time, the years do enough damage without adding another factor to the mix.  Its all about making a decision to manage your stress and finding activities that will promote healthy thoughts and feelings.

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How I stay calm, by people with very stressful jobs | Life and style ...

How I stay calm, by people with very stressful jobs | Life and style ... | Stressless | Scoop.it
I wasn't academic, I was a plodder. But I had the most fantastic teachers. In a way, that's where the stress and worry of this job comes from, the knowledge that a school can make a huge difference to the lives of young people.
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Great advice in this article from the football manager.  He has learnt to control his stress by not sweating over things he has no control over.  Might sound easy, but I think it would take time to condition yourself to this mantra.  A common theme among the people in this article is that they make conscious decisions to reflect, leave work at home and take time for themselves be it running, gardening, swimming and surfing. 

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Retirement doesn’t ease stress

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When I began teaching stress management more than 30 years ago, I wondered if interest would eventually wane as it does for fads.

Via American Institute Health Care Professionals
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This article blew me away when I read that American Medical Association quoted 30 years ago 50% of illness was related to stress and now it is up to 90%. While this is obviously an American statistic, we have a similiar lifestyle and standard of living so I am assuming Australia would be something similiar.  Having spent over 30 years of my life nursing, I believe I have a pretty good insight into Australia's health.  When I think of the amount of money and resources that are dedicated to mental health compared to other areas, I realise that it is severely underfunded.  One reason may be the stigma attached to mental health and  reluctance of people to admit that they may have a problem and need help to cope. It was also enlightening when you realise the value of her statement that stress is not in the situation but in the perception.  We dont always have the opportunity to control other people and situations but we can recognise within ourselves our perceptions and because we own them then we have the potential to change them.

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American Institute Health Care Professionals's curator insight, September 13, 2013 1:19 PM

#retirementstress #teachingstressmanagement #howtomanagestress #dealingwithstress As retirement approaches everyone seems to think that stress will retire with the job.   The truth is stress does not retire.  It just comes from different sources.


Retirement stress can come from a number of areas.  From a huge change in lifestyle to a reduction in income can all trigger stress.   This is why retired adults should learn how to manage stress.  


Dealing with stress is easy when you are use to it.   However these new sources of stress can be especially troubling.   Teaching stress management techniques can be extremely helpful.    Because your retirement is about sitting back and enjoying yourself, not stressing over it.

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Stress at work / Office stress COMPILATION!!!

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At first when I watched this link, I couldn't help but smile.  I thought some of the scenarios were funny as you could see the tension building and building.  On reflection, I realised that it is obviously a build up of lots of little incidents that eventually just tip the scales and madness seems to take over.  How long have these seemingly little irritations been festering and festering till the point of overload and the explosive reactions.  While extreme, makes you think how many people have these feelings bubbling just underneath the surface.  Have to admit, I particularly like the guy who turns the fire extinguisher on the smoker in the toilet and of course the best of all, the guy photocopying his privates!

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What to Do When You Can't Control Your Stress - Srini Pillay ...

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What to Do When You Can't Control Your Stress. by Srini Pillay | 2:00 PM February 20, 2014. Comments. Everyone can relate to a day at work that just starts off on the wrong foot. Perhaps you have just had an argument with a spouse or loved ...
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What I found interesting about this blog was that stress builds up.  The ability to cope with a particular situation one day and then the next the same situation can cause a totally different reaction.  It talks about not trying to control your thoughts but to let them go.  It focus's on not trying to deal with the anxious thoughts but to accept them and let them be.  Observe and notice them but concentrate on something else like controlling your breathing.  It isnt something that you will be able to do first go, but recognising the signs and redirecting will become easier each time.

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How chronic stress rewires your brain and creates mood disorders

How chronic stress rewires your brain and creates mood disorders | Stressless | Scoop.it
This is why research into the effects of chronic stress is so important. The effects of psychological stress move beyond the mental, right into your brain chemistry. The following study demonstrates specifically how this happens.
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The most interesting points of this article I found were the 5 ways we heap stress onto ourselves.  Previous scoops talk about stress being situations that we find ourselves in and this article hints that we are doing it to ourselves and the 5 points are well within our own capabilities to change.  Refusing to exercise, sounds like we are just digging our heels in like a toddler but really when you think about passive resistance it hits the nail right on the head.  Neglecting to treat PTSD is another point.  This takes courage I believe because people find it difficult to admit that there is a problem.  Overcommitment, a malignant disease of the 21st century.  Being so busy is like wearing a badge of honour.  There is nothing wrong with taking time to smell the roses and we as a society will benefit from slowing down.  Poor nutrition and self sabbotage go hand in hand.  Sometimes we know we are not eating well or doing things that we know will create stress.  Is it laziness?  I dont know how to answer why we choose to self destruct sometimes.  Any ideas?

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