Stress is the body’s response to anything that affects its equilibrium. This can be emotional (like losing someone you care about), psychological (like dealing with the pressure of school/work) or physical (like getting sick). We all know what stress feels like; that tension in your shoulders, the pounding of your heart—but sometimes knowing why these things are happening to you is the key to making them better.
Basically, stress is neither good nor bad. It is our responses to stress that can cause problems. Stress management means understanding how to use the physical and emotional symptoms of stress to your advantage.
Learning how to manage stress can help you recognize when your body is in fight-or-flight mode, control the impulses that make you want to react badly to stressful events and harness the energy of stress for productive things like increased productivity at work. When coping with stress, it’s important to find healthy ways to work through the bad feelings that come up when stressful events happen. There are many different techniques that can be used to manage stress, including:
-Listening to music
-Yoga or meditation
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In April 2009, a group of community stakeholders met to address the needs of the uninsured residents of Cumberland County. Their commitment to our needs led them to form what is now, Cumberland HealthNET (CHN). CHN is a collaborative network of community organizations whose primary focus is to improve the health outcomes for the uninsured in Cumberland County by linking them with a medical home, as well as other needed health and community services.
Through its collaboration with seventeen other county and community organizations, Cumberland HealthNET seeks to improve access to care for the uninsured, improve coordination of services, provide needs assessments, identity overlaps and gaps in the services provided, provide community education and resources, advocate on behalf of the uninsured, and leverage and develop outside financial resources to support the work in Cumberland County through the following programs: Health Information, Well-Being Information, Housing & Homelessness Services, Insurance Information including qualification information, ACA Insurance, and CHN Insurance, COVID-19 Vaccination Program, Our Health Clinic, help with finding a medical professional, case management, prescription assistance, mental health assistance and nutrition information.
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