Stress can feel like an overwhelming feeling of pressure that a person feels ill-equipped to face. Anxiety is often considered a more severe form of stress causing apprehension, avoidance, and fear. A checklist of symptoms helps user identify common signs and symptoms of stress and anxiety.
This tip card helps survivors of brain injury and family members identify the sources of stress and take steps to reduce or eliminate it. Tools for managing stress and anxiety are described including deep breathing, meditation, visualization, thought stopping, ending negative self-talk and dealing with irrational thoughts.