Feeling pressured is a normal part of life. Sometimes feeling that pressure is what makes us actively respond and be more present. However, too much stress can be a problem. Let us be clear, Stress Mental Health in itself is not a mental illness. However stress, especially if repeated can cause mental illness, such as depression and anxiety. Also, mental illness can make it harder to tackle life’s everyday stressors.
Certainly, sometimes the first signs of stress can be body and stomach aches. Often when we have stress our body produces certain hormones and neurotransmitters, which can have physical effects. Also when we are stressed, we don’t take care of ourselves as well as we should. For example, dehydration and lack of sleep can cause headaches.
Seeing a telehealth psychologist might help you notice signs that you are stressed. We all experience stress in a different way and are sometimes not aware of the various ways stress has a toll on our bodies. An online psychologist can see you at home. Which is great with how busy life can be. They can help you address the causes of stress and remove stress from your life. They can also improve your organisational ability and accept what you can not change.
Stress can come in many different ways. Having constant worry which can affect your concentration and ability to focus. People who are under excessive stress might notice that they are more irritable, restless or on edge.
Chronic and or multiple stressors can lead to mental health conditions such as depression or adjustment disorder. Stressors can also make it harder to recover from a mental illness. It’s important to discuss stressors you might be facing with your telehealth psychologist and psychiatrist.
Your stress might trigger physical symptoms. There’s sometimes overlap between stressors and the onset of stomach conditions, body pains and headaches. If you are having physical symptoms which might be related to your stress it’s important to discuss these with your local GP and telehealth psychologist or psychiatrist.
Your appetite and eating habits might change when you are stressed. Some of us are run off our feet dealing with stress. we might lose our appetite, not have the time to cook or try to manage our stress by controlling our eating. Others might comfort-eat so to speak to manage their stress.
Seeing a psychologist might help you notice signs that stress you, we all experience stress in a different way and sometimes are not aware of the various ways stress has a toll on our bodies.
Counsellors and psychologists use a number of techniques to address stress.
Balance and self-care are important in the face of increasing stressors. Speak with your in-person or online psychologist. You can also consider yoga and meditation. Massage or acupuncture are other treatments that psychologists suggest to help with stress.
Life involves twists and turn, which people respond to differently. Psychologists describe resilience as a process of adaptation in the face of various stressors. Resilience involves both standing up when stressors bring you down plus growth and learning as an individual. Resilence over time can be fostered and grown. Being more resilient can help you tackle everyday stressors.
Contact our support team by email, webchat or on social media. We can organise an appointment for you with one of the telehealth psychologists to help with Stress Mental Health.