SOS To Stress Day Press Release
Little Britain, ON – June 26, 2023
ReThinking Stress: Taking Charge of Your Well-Being
Stress is an inevitable part of life, and feeling pressure is something that all of us experience at some point. While some level of stress can be helpful, becoming overwhelmed by it can lead to detrimental effects on our mental health, exacerbating existing issues or even causing new ones to arise. On SOS To Stress Day, it is essential to shed light on how stress affects people and the strategies we can adopt to manage it before it spirals into a significant problem.
According to the Mental Health Foundation, a staggering 74% of individuals have felt so stressed that they felt unable to cope. Stress, in moderate amounts, is a normal response to various situations, but when it becomes excessive or prolonged, it can have severe consequences on our overall well-being. Everyone reacts differently to stress, but there are common signs to watch out for, such as irritability, fatigue, changes in sleep patterns, and difficulty concentrating.
Stress is an inevitable part of life, and feeling pressure is something that all of us experience at some point. Click to tweet
Identifying The Root Causes Of Stress
Identifying the root causes of stress can be challenging, as it can arise from a multitude of factors in our daily lives, including work pressures, relationship issues, financial concerns, or even seemingly positive events like getting married or having a baby. Some people are more prone to stress than others, and this can be influenced by personality, upbringing, and the balance between work and home life.
It is crucial to recognize that stress itself is not an illness, but it can lead to mental health problems if left unaddressed. Prolonged stress may result in anxiety, depression, or even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a traumatic event. Additionally, stress can worsen existing mental health conditions and may contribute to behaviors such as alcohol or drug use as unhealthy coping mechanisms.
The good news is that there are various self-care strategies to help manage stress and reduce its impact on our lives. One effective method is to plan our time efficiently, allowing us to regain a sense of control and organization. Furthermore, talking to someone about our feelings can be immensely beneficial. Whether it’s a friend, family member, counselor, or an emotional support line, offloading our worries can provide much-needed relief.
If stress becomes overwhelming and begins to significantly affect our daily functioning, seeking professional help is crucial. Click to tweet
If stress becomes overwhelming and begins to significantly affect our daily functioning, seeking professional help from a doctor or GP is crucial. Some warning signs that suggest seeking assistance include struggling to perform everyday tasks, neglecting self-care, taking more time off work, or experiencing thoughts of hopelessness or self-harm.
Fortunately, healthcare professionals can provide a range of support options, including self-help advice, stress management classes, talking therapy, medication, or connecting individuals with support groups in their local area. Remember, seeking help is not a sign of weakness but a brave step towards better mental health.
On SOS To Stress Day, it is essential to reevaluate our relationship with stress and adopt healthier ways to cope with its challenges. By recognizing the signs of stress, understanding its impact on mental health, and actively engaging in self-care, we can reclaim control over our lives and build resilience in the face of adversity. Together, let’s embrace Stress Awareness Day as an opportunity to prioritize our mental well-being and pave the way for a happier, healthier future.
Celebrating Resiliency June 30, 2023
SOS To STRESS Day is not just about promoting awareness around the negative impact of stress. SOS To STRESS Day encourages everyone to evaluate their priorities and coping tools and ensure that they have the ‘right’ strategies, to handle whatever life has to offer.
“Coping with stress is simple…though not always easy. It’s about having enough tools, and the right tools, in your coping tool belt to build your resiliency,” continues Beuermann-King.
As part of her presentations to help corporations, organizations and employees, Beuermann-King developed the S-O-S Principle. “The goal of the S-O-S Principle is to have a variety of strategies that help you to deal with what is happening in your life, take care of yourself through those situations and feel supported by those around you.”
The goal of the S-O-S Principle is to have a variety of strategies that help you to deal with what is happening in your life, take care of yourself through those situations and feel supported by those around you. Click to tweet
How Can You Help?
Beverly Beuermann-King is inviting media, employers, health care organizations and associations across the country to bring awareness to the issue of social connection, coping with stress and creating balance and life satisfaction.
Spread the word! To book an interview with stress and wellness specialist, Beverly Beuermann-King, please contact Beverly at email@example.com.
Since SOS To Stress Day falls on a Friday this year, organizations and employers can post links to on-line articles and tools, develop and disseminate educational materials and/or start a social media discussion in the week prior to SOS To Stress Day. It may be as simple as sending out a reminder that SOS To Stress Day is just before Canada Day, and encourage their employees to consciously plan to do some activities that will relax, re-energize and reconnect them to friends and family.
Mental Health and Workplace Stress Infographics: https://worksmartlivesmart.com/mental-health-infographics/
More Facts about sources, symptoms and coping strategies can be found at: https://worksmartlivesmart.com/mental-health-facts-did-you-know/
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For More Information
Beverly Beuermann-King, CSP
As one of the leading Stress Management Speakers in the country, and a Certified Speaking Professional, Beverly has spent over 20 years training and educating more than 100,000 leaders, teams, front-line workers and volunteers using her S-O-S Principle™. Beverly’s passion is to help individuals and teams find the right strategies to effectively deal with today’s stressful challenges.
As a sought after expert, Beverly has made many television and radio media appearances and is often used as a resource on health and wellness issues. Beverly is the author of Stress Out: 52 Weeks To Letting More Life In.
To book an interview with stress and wellness specialist, Beverly Beuermann-King, please contact Beverly at firstname.lastname@example.org
To Find Out More About Beverly visit https://worksmartlivesmart.com/about-beverly/
Stress Out: 52 Weeks To Letting More Life In: https://worksmartlivesmart.com/stress-wellness-resources/stress-out-52-weeks-to-letting-more-life-in/
See Previous Presses Releases:
- 1st Annual SOS To Stress Day 2011 What Do Sleep, Sex and Sweaty Palms Have In Common?
- 2nd Annual SOS To Stress Day 2012 Is It Time To Give A Hug, Kiss Or Call Your Mom?
- 3rd Annual SOS To Stress Day 2013 It’s Time For Baby Boomers To Step Up!
- 4th Annual SOS TO Stress Day 2014 Stop Letting Guilt Stress You Out
- 5th Annual SOS To Stress Day 2015 Don’t Let Stress Change You
- 6th Annual SOS TO Stress Day 2016 Summer Stress Syndrome
- 7th Annual SOS To Stress Day 2017 Productivity Deficit Leads To More Stress
- 8th Annual SOS To Stress Day 2018 Hope Leads To Less Stress
- 9th Annual SOS To Stress Day 2019 Socially Isolated and Lonely Leads To Increased Stress
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