Developed by HRI Program Coordinator, Camila Dos Santos, M.Ed.

Tip 5: Seek professional help before the stress becomes overwhelming.  

Oftentimes, people will wait until a problem becomes a crisis before getting professional help, but it’s important to remember that most mental health professionals are equipped to help people get through crisis situations, as well as to help people prevent them in the first place.  Learning coping strategies for anxiety or conflict resolution strategies for your relationship from a professional, for example,  can help you to reduce stress overall in your life. 

Getting help before a small issue becomes a crisis can help you not only deal with stress during tough times, but it can also help you strengthen your relationship with yourself and others.