Schneck Foundation plans stress management program

Schneck Foundation’s Community Relations Committee will present the program, “All Stressed Up and Nowhere to Go,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 14 in the Schneck Auditorium.

“Unrelieved stress can contribute to headaches, high blood pressure, fatigue, depression, chest pain, heart disease, obesity and diabetes,” said Dawn Goodman-Martin, a licensed mental health and clinical addictions counselor with Schneck Mental Health & Wellness.

Goodman-Martin will be the featured speaker for the free program designed to be a starting point for discussing and creating a health and wellness plan with your physician, according to news release from Schneck Medical Center.

The program also is designed to help those attending learn ways to tackle their everyday stressors and keep their cool.

“There are many activities and techniques that can help you to manage your stress and keep it at a healthy level,” Goodman-Martin said.

Most people see stress as unavoidable, as part of being an employee, parent, student; as part of being human, according to the news release.

Stress plays an important role in keeping us aware of our surroundings and able to react to change. Your body is equipped to deal with normal amounts of stress; however, when you experience prolonged states of stress, it can have a negative impact on your mental and physical health. Studies have found that almost half of all adults suffer from stress-related health issues.

For information, call Natalie Harpe, Schneck Foundation Development coordinator, at 812-524-4247, or email nharpe@schneckmed.org. Space is Limited.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.