Stress Management

The American Institute of Stress was founded in Yonkers, New York in 1978 and moved to Texas in 2012. It is a Texas 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Your tax deductible gift allows us to continue helping you along with Service Members, First Responders, and civilians navigate stressful situations to have a happier, more rewarding life.© 2020
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Dr. Robert Carter III Ph.D., MPH, FACSM, FAIS is a US Army officer, an expert in integrative human physiology and performance, and has academic appointments in emergency medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Carter completed military assignments in Germany, France, Afghanistan, Washington, DC, and the White House as a military social
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DAYTON — Ceremonies commemorating National Wreath Across American Day have been taking place across the country today, including in Dayton. Due to the pandemic, the ceremonies will look slightly different this year. Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization, are leading nationwide ceremonies to make sure that a live, balsam fir veteran’s wreath is placed at
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If you usually love yet hate the shopping, cooking, cleaning, traveling, or spending that’s associated with the winter holidays, remember that there is at least one silver lining to the pandemic: It may make it easier to take a more laid-back approach to the holiday season this year. As we are asked to tone down
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Definition Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after exposure to a potentially traumatic event that is beyond a typical stressor. Events that may lead to PTSD include, but are not limited to, violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, combat, and other forms of violence. Exposure to events like these is common. About one-half of
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In an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, businesses across the country are closing their doors. In many states, emergency restrictions now prohibit dining in at restaurants and bars, as well as any large gatherings. Other states and counties have also passed regulations temporarily closing any businesses not essential to life
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When we hit midnight on Thursday, December 31, 2020, we transition to Friday, January 1, 2021, and we will say, “Happy New Year,” not, “You Are Happy!!!” People who feel sad around the holidays may still be feeling sad. Traditionally we categorize this as the “Holiday Blues.” It is that 4-month window (November-February) in which
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Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus (Covid-19) a pandemic on March 11, 2020, many employees have been working from home. For the American communication technology company, Zoom Video Communications, this situation led to an explosion from 10 million to over 200 million daily participants within three months (Source). Despite Zoom stepping up to create
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A wave of entrepreneurial stress during COVID-19 left many overwhelmed with uncertainty and overloaded with questions about the future. The coronavirus broke out in the United States at the start of March 2020. With social distancing regulations and quarantine guidelines in place to protect individuals from spreading the coronavirus, small businesses and entrepreneurs experienced a wave of low revenue.
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With the presidential election less than a week away, scores of Americans divided by their support for President Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden also are united. “The commonality between us all is that we’re stressed about the election,’’ William Heckman, executive director of The American Institute of Stress, told USA TODAY. Stress triggers the
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As the country surpasses the six-month mark of living with coronavirus, many of us feel fundamentally stuck – physically, socially, and mentally. We are isolated, tackling grief and mortality issues, and it feels like this track we’re on is never-ending. Many people are experiencing symptoms of traumatic stress. These may come in the form of
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