One of the most powerful things about a truly supportive community is that it has a role for everyone to play. Supportive communities are filled with individuals taking steps to not only better care for themselves, but who are actively working to care for their community. Often, when we think about what it means to Read More
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While falling asleep can be difficult – especially if you’re particularly stressed or are experiencing racing thoughts – sometimes staying asleep is the biggest challenge of all. People often think of insomnia as a condition in which people only have trouble falling asleep, or what’s known as onset insomnia. In reality there is another type Read More
The research is clear — the more toxic stress and trauma someone experiences, the greater the risk for them abusing alcohol and drugs. Studies, including the Adverse Childhood Experience Study, have shown that experiencing 4 or more traumatic experiences during childhood can increase someone’s risk for alcoholism by 500%. For me, this correlation between trauma Read More
While our family can provide a great source of strength and serve as a wonderful support system, our family can also add stress to our lives.
Stress does more than just make you feel a bit blue. It actually has physical effects on your body that you likely never recognized as being related to stress.
“More than two years ago, Rush Robinson was sitting in on a meeting with a local health commission as it planned to launch a public awareness initiative on trauma and toxic stress called Alive and Well STL.” Click here for this St. Louis Post-Dispatch story.
There are many ways to manage stress. Choosing the best one for you can be complicated. Here are some suggestions you can use to help get yourself back in great shape mentally!
Stress is a normal component of everyday life, however, too much stress can lead to physical and mental health problems, including elevated blood pressure and depression. Many people experience the majority of stress due to their job or work environment. Meeting deadlines, peer reviews, angry coworkers and launching projects are stressful workplace issues, but there Read More
“A study published last year by the Centers for Disease Control found a prevalence rate of childhood trauma and toxic stress at nearly 2/3 of the general population. The study, called the Adverse Childhood Experience study, looked at how certain experiences, such as abuse, neglect, and violence impact children with adverse outcomes. Does that fraction Read More