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What are signs it is time to get help with stress?

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Some of the signs it’s time to get help:

  • Your work or school performance is suffering
  • You’re using alcohol, drugs, or tobacco to deal with your stress
  • Your eating or sleeping habits change significantly
  • You’re behaving in ways that are dangerous to yourself, including self-mutilation
  • You have irrational fears and anxiety
  • You have trouble getting through your daily responsibilities
  • You’re withdrawing from friends and family
  • You think about suicide or hurting other people

From: Is My Stress Level Too High? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

HelpGuide.org: “Stress Symptoms, Signs, and Causes.”

The American Institute of Stress: “Stress Effects.”

Mayo Clinic: “Stress symptoms: Effects on your body and behavior.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Warning Signs of Emotional Stress: When to See Your Doctor.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 03, 2016

SOURCES: 

HelpGuide.org: “Stress Symptoms, Signs, and Causes.”

The American Institute of Stress: “Stress Effects.”

Mayo Clinic: “Stress symptoms: Effects on your body and behavior.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Warning Signs of Emotional Stress: When to See Your Doctor.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 03, 2016

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