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  1. 1. STRESS
  2. 2. STRESS <ul><li>Stressful Event: </li></ul>
  3. 3. STRESS Stressful Event:
  4. 4. STRESS <ul><li>After a Stressful Event: </li></ul><ul><li>I t is normal to feel some stress, anxiety, sadness or to be afraid and it can </li></ul><ul><li>take time for you to adjust to a lifestyle you are comfortable with again. </li></ul>
  5. 5. STRESS <ul><li>If your experience causes you to: </li></ul><ul><li>have bad dreams </li></ul><ul><li>lose your appetite </li></ul><ul><li>have flashbacks of the event </li></ul><ul><li>lack sleep </li></ul><ul><li>become distant from day to day activities </li></ul><ul><li>you may want to consult your doctor or a counselor </li></ul>
  6. 6. STRESS <ul><li>What Can I Do? </li></ul><ul><li>It is important that you deal with the feelings and reactions you are having so that they don't become overwhelming. </li></ul>
  7. 7. STRESS <ul><li>Here are some tips that may be helpful </li></ul>
  8. 8. STRESS <ul><li>Scream! </li></ul><ul><li>One way of letting go of your feelings is to Scream </li></ul><ul><li>That all depends on where you are </li></ul>
  9. 9. STRESS <ul><li>Draw it </li></ul><ul><li>This is an another way of letting go of your feelings. </li></ul><ul><li>Here you can draw a picture or image, which may help to express what is going on for you. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Keeping a Diary </li></ul><ul><li>It may help to keep a diary where you can write down your feelings, as well as anything else that you wish to write about. </li></ul>STRESS
  11. 11. <ul><li>Talking to Someone </li></ul><ul><li>It may be helpful to talk to a friend or family member about the event and what you are feeling. </li></ul><ul><li>It may also be helpful for you to share your feelings with someone who was involved in the event. </li></ul>STRESS
  12. 12. <ul><li>Seeking Help & Getting Help </li></ul><ul><li>A doctor, clinical psychologist or counselor will be able to help you with strategies to cope with your feelings and reactions. </li></ul><ul><li>If things are really bad then the doctor can give you medication, which will assist in calming you. </li></ul>STRESS