Where to Get Help

If the things you try on your own don’t relieve your stress, health care professionals can help. 
  • Primary medical provider (PMP)
    • He or she can help determine what is causing your stress. It could be an anxiety disorder, a medical condition, or both.
    • He or she can help refer you to a mental health professional
  • If you feel your situation is an emergency:
    • call a crisis hotline or
    • go to your nearest emergency room
  • Support groups are also available in most communities. Find a support group near you.


More Resources

Learn more about how you can manage stress by visiting the following websites.
  • The Road to Resilience–Learn how to increase your resilience, the trait that allows you to bounce back from adversity and stress. (American Psychological Association)
  • Stress Management–Stress affects each of us in different ways. The American Heart Association offers advice on how to deal with stress.

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American Psychological Association
American Heart Association
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health