Managing Stress - Drought can create additional pressures on farm families

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 Stress Management
Stress is a normal reaction to anything that threatens our safety and well-being. If you or a member of your family need assistance managing stress, help may be only a phone call away.

Alberta Mental Health Help Line 1-877-303-2642
This toll-free help line provides confidential advice and information on mental health services 24 hours a day.

Community Mental Health Clinics
These clinics provide voluntary clinical community-based mental health services to individuals of all ages who reside in the province of Alberta. Treatment services from the various programs are provided free of charge. For more information call the community mental health clinic in your area or call the confidential help line at 1-877-303-2642.

Recognizing when and how stress is affecting you and others is an important first step to managing it. This document answers some frequently asked questions about recognizing and handling stress in rural Alberta.

The following articles point out some symptons to watch for and provide suggestions on what you can do to help yourself and others.

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This information published to the web on May 19, 2010.
Last Reviewed/Revised on March 3, 2016.