Stress Management

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Stress and sources of stress affect everyone at one point or another during the course of the day. From balancing work and family life needs to the experience of overwhelming responsibility. Some of the most common causes of stress or anxiety, identified by the American Psychological Association, Stress in America Findings (pdf), include:

  • Money
  • Work
  • The Economy
  • Family Responsibilities
  • Relationships (spouse, kids, partners, significant others)
  • Personal Health Concerns
  • Housing Costs ( Mortgage or Rent)
  • Job Stability
  • Health Problems Affecting the Family
  • Personal Safety

If you are experiencing any of the following, the UI Employee Assistance Program may be able to help:

  • Irritability or anger
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of interest, motivation or energy
  • Feeling nervous or anxious
  • Frequent headaches
  • Feeling depressed or sad
  • Feeling as though you could cry
  • Upset stomach or indigestion
  • Muscular tension
  • Change in appetite
  • Teeth grinding
  • Tightness in my chest
  • Feeling faint or dizzy

UI EAP can provide short-term confidential counseling for stress management as well as information about resources for ongoing management of stress. Please contact us at 319-335-2085 or at eaphelp@uiowa.edu.

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