Best Resources for Stress Management

  1. Managing Stress (MedlinePlus)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/managingstress/htm/_no_50_no_0.htm

 

This interactive slideshow has 66 slides taking you through all of the steps of stress management. You can walk through at your own pace and there is audio to accompany the slides.

 

  1. Mind/Body Health (American Psychological Association)

http://www.apa.org/flash/helpcenter/anatomy/index.aspx

 

This is an interactive graphic from the American Psychological Association. It lets you click on different parts of the body, then gives explanations about how your mental health can affect your physical health. It also has links to useful related articles like Six Myths About Stress and a general article about stress.

 

  1. Stress Management (Mansfield University of Pennsylvania)

http://mansfield.edu/trio/media/files/STRESS_MANAGEMENT.ppt

 

This is a 28-page PowerPoint presentation created by the university’s student services department. It is very clear and comprehensive, and does a nice job illustrating common situations for college students.

 

  1. Stress Management Workshop (Georgia Southern University)

http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/counseling/workshop/stress/stress01.html

 

This online workshop has 31 pages and takes about 20-40 minutes to complete. There are interactive activities and assessments among the descriptions, suggestions, and resources. The university also provides online relaxation exercies, self-help topics and more here.

 

  1. Stress Much? (West Virginia University)

http://www.wvu.edu/~wellux/stressmuch/stressmuch.html

 

This is an interactive quiz that assesses your level of stress and then gives you advice depending on how you answered each question.

 

  1. Welcome to Stress Recess (University of Texas at Austin)

http://cmhc.utexas.edu/stressrecess/index.html

 

This is an excellent portal completely focussed on stress management. The left navigation gives you answers to all of your basic questions and an interactive guide will give you a tailored immersive experience. First you take a quiz to assess your level of stress, then the guide walks you through understanding your situation and dealing with stress. It has videos and games along the way.

 

  1. Stress and Your Health (The Hormone Foundation)

http://www.hormone.org/Resources/Other/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&pageid=1119

This PDF does a nice job describing stress and how it affects your health. It also discusses recognizing stress in your life and how to eliminate it. It has both an English and a Spanish version, each one page. It works great as a hand-out for students.

 

  1. Stress Management: How to Reduce, Prevent, and Cope With Stress (Helpguide.org)

http://helpguide.org/mental/stress_management_relief_coping.htm

 

This resource is part of Help guide, a non-profit dedicated to helping people overcome life’s challenges. The resource does a nice job highlighting important information in blue boxes and also provides tips in easy-to-remember formats, like the Four A’s of dealing with stressful situations.

 

  1. Stress Management Blog

http://www.stressmanagementblog.com/

 

This comprehensive site is completely dedicated to stress management. It has entire sections devoted to different kinds of stress, like family stress, work stress, and student stress.. There are stress management kits, techniques, news, and more.

 

  1. Stress Management Resources (Mind Tools):

http://www.mindtools.com/smpage.html

 

This site is broken into 12 sections, laid out nicely and clearly on the main page of the resource. It includes sections like Understanding Stress, Your Environment, Building Defences, Avoid Burnout, and more.