Stress Management Skills

Stress occurs when we care about something but, it may cause tension, pressure, discomfort or amped feelings. Stress can help motivate, but can also exhaust the body and interfere with performance. Stress increases cortisol which dampens the effect of dopamine which, in turn, may trigger risky behaviors.

Featured Resource

Change to Chill is a free, award-winning, mental well-being resource offered by Allina Health. The interactive website is tailored to both teens and adults who work with them.

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Use this self-assessment tool to help you better understand your unique stress factors from Change to Chill.

Get your stress score with the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) by the Be Mindful program.


Get information and statistics about Gen Z stress from the American Psychological Association.

Watch a trauma-informed training series from the Texas Education Agency's Project Restore.


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