Stress Is on the Rise: Take Action!
Editor’s note: Besides discussing the rise of stress in the U.S., this article provides a few suggestions for not only weathering increasing stress, but also taking action to reduce and prevent it.
Feeling more anxious, frustrated or angry in recent months? You are not alone. Stress among Americans is on the rise, say those who monitor people’s emotional responses to political and other events. Continue reading
Very important memo to self, staff! — What can WE do to make this a better place to work?
That question is one today’s public- and private-sector employers who genuinely care about their workers are prone to ponder often.
Having a well-functioning memory is something we all think about more and more as we age. Memory and other cognitive processes gradually diminish as we grow older, but research in the last several decades shows those who experience persistent or high levels of stress are especially vulnerable.
Moving frequently is cited as one of life’s greatest stressors, especially for children, but for military families, who typically can expect to move an average of every three years, the effects are magnified.
And yet, moving is only one of many stressors that affect military families, particularly in times of war, when fathers and mothers deploy to combat zones and are liable to be away from loved ones for as much as an entire year.