C895 & Seattle Children’s Present: Coping 101 – Coping & Therapy

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a perfect occasion to check in with ourselves and reassess how we’re doing. In the latest Coping 101 podcast, students in C89.5’s Radio program explore basic approaches to Coping and Therapy, with the help of Seattle Children’s Dr. Cathy Swanson. Listen and learn simple techniques to improve your daily self care, and discover an array of local and online resources along with tips to affordably access the right treatment providers on your path to mental wellness.

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An infographic titled "I'm So Stressed Out!" • Generally is a response to an external cause, such as taking a big test or arguing with a friend. • Goes away once the situation is resolved. • Can be positive or negative. For example, it may inspire you to meet a deadline, or it may cause you to lose sleep. • Generally is internal, meaning it’s your reaction to stress. • Usually involves a persistent feeling of apprehension or dread that doesn’t go away, and that interferes with how you live your life. • Is constant, even if there is no immediate threat. Both stress and anxiety can affect your mind and body. You may experience symptoms such as: • Excessive worry • Uneasiness • Tension • Headaches or body pain • High blood pressure • Loss of sleep nimh.nih.gov/stressandanxiety Find Help If you are struggling to cope, or the symptoms of your stress or anxiety begin to interfere with your everyday life, it may be time to talk to a professional. Find more information about getting help on the National Institute of Mental Health website at www.nimh.nih.gov/findhelp. Ways to Cope • Keep a journal. • Download an app with relaxation exercises. • Exercise and eat healthy. • Get regular sleep. • Avoid excess caffeine. • Identify and challenge your negative thoughts. • Reach out to your friends or family. NIMH Identifier No. OM 20-4319 Is it stress or anxiety? I’M SO STRESSED OUT! Stress Both Stress and Anxiety Anxiety

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