We are all going through a very stressful time right now with the pandemic and everything that is happening in the world. Lots of things can cause us to feel stressed out. Many teens experience these feelings on a regular basis without a significant impact on their daily lives. In fact, it is sometimes good that we have feelings of stress. Things become problematic when your stress becomes overwhelming and you can’t concentrate, feel shaky or dizzy, have a rapid heartbeat, or have a hard time breathing when confronted with the stressful event or situation.
Kiera’s sources of strength
Focusing on the sources of strength in our life is a proven way to help manage your stress. Other techniques include journal writing, talking to a friend, counselor or another person you trust, and making sure you are getting proper of rest.
There are all kinds of videos and resources in the Head’s Up Checkup app that help you improve stress management techniques. For example, did you know that doing a relaxing breathing activity can actually decrease your stress levels and improve your ability to sleep?
We have put together all kinds of videos, tips and tricks to improve your mental wellbeing in the Head’s Up Checkup app.
Downloading the Head’s Up Checkup app is easy. Simply click on this link (if prompted, please enter the app code: HUCU) and register with your email address or phone number.
( If prompted, please enter the code: HUCU)
If I had known that what was happening to me was not uncommon and wasn’t strange … it would have been a catalyst to seek help.”
If you are in a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.