The person no longer finds it possible to perform their job or manage their personal life. Withdrawal from others, anger, grief and rage are some of the emotions felt. There are often suicidal or homicidal thoughts and over-reaction to minor events, agitation, frequent accidents, carelessness, forgetfulness and paranoia are the emotions. The victim has muscle tremors, loss of appetite and feels extreme chronic fatigue. At this point, only significant intervention from professionals can assist this patient from self-destruction (Anschuetz 3). Tech Republic, CNET, 2006. http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-1057818.html.
6) Five Most Stressful Jobs
The most stressful job in the United States is that of the inner-city high school teacher. Number two is a police officer, number three is a miner, number four is air traffic controller and number five is a medical intern.
7) Wellness Strategies
To deal with stress and manage it to one's benefit, one can crack a joke with a co-worker, watch a funny movie, enjoy an evening with some friends, read the comics, and try to see the humor in any situation. Laughing is one of the easiest and best ways to reduce stress.
Learning to relax helps, by doing exercises, taking several deep breaths throughout the day, taking regular breaks to get outside or just to stretch and change the scenery. Chair exercises or simple stretching are easy to do anywhere and only take a few seconds.
At the beginning of each day, take charge of the situation by taking a few minutes to prioritize and organize the day ahead. And one's attitude towards others at work should be positive, honest, but constructively so, by making practical suggestions in a tactful way. One must be realistic about what one can change, but look to change things for the better with a positive attitude that will be noticed (Canadian5).
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Additional Something of Interest
Ten general tips for mental health include:
Identify your abilities and weaknesses together, accept them build on them and do the best with what you have
EAT RIGHT, KEEP FIT balanced diet, exercise and rest can help you to reduce stress and enjoy life.
MAKE TIME for FAMILY and FRIENDS
These relationships need to be nurtured; if taken for granted they will not be there to share life's joys and sorrows.
GIVE and ACCEPT SUPPORT friends and family relationships thrive when they are "put to the test"
CREATE a MEANINGFUL BUDGET
Financial problems cause stress. over-spending on our "wants" instead of our "needs" is often the culprit.
Being involved in community gives a sense of purpose and satisfaction that paid work cannot.
We all have stressors in our lives but learning how to deal with them when they threaten to overwhelm us will maintain our mental health.
FIND STRENGTH in NUMBERS
Sharing a problem with others have had similar experiences may help you find a solution and will make you feel less isolated.
IDENTIFY and DEAL WITH MOODS
We all need to find safe and constructive ways to express our feelings of anger, sadness, joy and fear.
LEARN to BE at PEACE WITH YOURSELF
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