National Stress Awareness Month

April 6, 2020Uncertain Times Can Add to Stress Levels: TriWest Offers Tips to Help

April is designated as National Stress Awareness month, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance recognizes that stress is likely high during this time of uncertainty amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s natural to experience different and strong emotions during a disaster, but coping and getting help when needed is what’s best to help recover.

Most importantly, if you’re overwhelmed by stress or thinking of suicide or of harming yourself or others, reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Whether you’re new to working from home, you’re concerned for your loved ones, or you have a problem you feel like you can’t solve, it’s important to remember that you can alleviate some stress in your life. It’s important to recognize the effects that stress can take on you.

Stress can adversely affect your health. It can sometimes cause:

The good news is that there are ways to help cope with stress. Many of these tips are easy to do on your own and can be very helpful. Consider these tips from the National Institute of Health to help keep your stress in check:

In this uncertain time, rest assured we’re in it together. For more tips to help manage stress, particularly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD.

Source: National Institutes of Health