Interactive & Multimedia Resources Managing Stress (MedlinePlus): This interactive slideshow has 66 slides taking you through all of the steps of stress management. You can walk through at your own pace and there is audio to accompany the slides. Mind/Body Health (American Psychological Association): Gives explanations about how your mental health can affect your physical and emotional health. Stress Management (Mansfield University of Pennsylvania): This is a 28-page PowerPoint presentation created by the university’s student services department. It is very clear and comprehensive, and does a nice job illustrating common situations for college students. Stress Management Workshop (Georgia Southern University): This online workshop has 31 pages and takes about 20-40 minutes to complete. There are interactive activities and assessments among the descriptions, suggestions, and resources. The university also provides online relaxation exercises, self-help topics and more here. Welcome to Stress Recess (University of Texas at Austin): This is an excellent portal completely focused on stress management. The left navigation gives you answers to all of your basic questions and an interactive guide will give you a tailored immersive experience. First you take a quiz to assess your level of stress, then the guide walks you through understanding your situation and dealing with stress. It has videos and games along the way.
General Resources Helping Teenagers With Stress (American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry): This resource for teens covers the basics like sources of stress, how to cope with stress, and how parents can help teens deal with stress. You can download a PDF version of the document for printing or e-mailing. How to Cope With Stress (Learnthat): This online course is broken down into eight sections, plus two sections with stress exercises and stress worksheets. Some of the topics include Stress Recovery, Replacing Negative Self-Talk With Positive, and Stress Busters. Manage Stress (National Health Information Center): This is a well-organized guide to stress management. It’s all presented in a nice, multi-page tool. It does a particularly nice job of linking out to detailed resources throughout the guide. For example, in the “Take Action!” section, it recommends deep breathing and stretching and links out to detailed descriptions of each on other sites. Stress (Medicine.net): This 18-section resource is quite comprehensive and has a Patient Discussion section where users submit their thoughts about stress and stress management. tress (TeensHealth): This resource was designed for teens, and it has many other related resources for teens like “Abusive Relationships” and “Depression.” Stress: How to Cope Better With Life’s Challenges (FamilyDoctor.org): This resource is one of the more basic resources on our list, but it is very clear, concise, and helpful. It is a good starting point, as it covers the essentials without being overwhelming. Stress and Your Health (The Hormone Foundation): This PDF does a nice job describing stress and how it affects your health. It also discusses recognizing stress in your life and how to eliminate it. It has both an English and a Spanish version, each one page. It works great as a hand-out for students. Stress Management: How to Reduce, Prevent, and Cope With Stress (Helpguide.org): This resource is part of Helpguide, a non-profit dedicated to helping people overcome life’s challenges. The resource does a nice job highlighting important information in blue boxes and also provides tips in easy-to-remember formats, like the Four A’s of dealing with stressful situations. Stress Management Blog: This comprehensive site is completely dedicated to stress management. It has entire sections devoted to different kinds of stress, like family stress, work stress, and student stress.. There are stress management kits, techniques, news, and more. Stress Management Resources (Mind Tools): This site is broken into 12 sections, laid out nicely and clearly on the main page of the resource. It includes sections like Understanding Stress, Your Environment, Building Defenses, Avoid Burnout, and more.