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Mental Health Matters: April is national stress awareness month


April showers not only bring May flowers, but also stress. However, this month is National Stress Awareness Month and this means understanding the root cause of stress and how to deal with it. 

April recognizes the negative impact of stress. According to, managing stress is an important part of a healthy mind and life. When taking the time to learn how to manage and take steps to improve stress, we can see change in mental and physical well being overall. 

There are many ways to cope with stress and have a better handle over it. According to, this includes:

  1. Take care of yourself

Taking care of yourself is a necessary part of mental health. Eating healthy, exercising, getting enough sleep, taking breaks to recharge and recognizing when you are stressed are all important factors that go into taking care of yourself. 

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  1. Focus on something calming

When faced with a stressful situation, it’s easy to let it get to us and tear us down. However, it is important to take control of your reactions and focus on something calming and relaxing.

  1. Recognize when we don’t have control

Stress comes in many different forms. If a situation is out of your control, it is important to recognize when you don’t have the option to manage the situation itself. However, you can manage the outcome of the situation.

With April being stress awareness month, it’s time to notice the stressors in daily life and manage to take care of ourselves. We need to also recognize when we can handle stressful situations in a positive manner.   

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