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Welcome To Stress Awareness Month–April 1-30, 2017

Hello and welcome to the Official Website for Stress Awareness Month 2017.  Stress Awareness Month has been held every April, since 1992.

During this annual thirty day period, health care professionals and health promotion experts across the country will join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.

Sponsored by The Health Resource Network (HRN), a non-profit health education organization, Stress Awareness Month is a national, cooperative effort to inform people about the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, and harmful misconceptions about stress that are prevalent in our society.

“Even though we’ve learned a lot about stress in the past twenty years,”says Dr. Morton C. Orman, M.D., Founder and Director of HRN, “we’ve got a long way to go. New information is now available that could help millions of Americans eliminate their suffering.”

Dr. Orman has invited leading health care organizations across the countryto develop and disseminate helpful educational materials and other information about stress during the month of April. He is also encouraging stress experts and other health care leaders to conduct public forums, discussion groups,and other informative community events.

For more details about the special events and other stress relief resources being made available by Dr. Orman during the month of April, 2017, please click on the additional tabs at the top of this page.

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  • rebecca November 8, 2015, 7:06 pm

    Do you have any forums in Sydney Australia

    • mort November 12, 2015, 11:55 am

      Rebecca: We don’t set up our own forums but you (and others) are welcome to create your own.

  • Joel February 23, 2016, 3:22 pm

    I was hoping to touch base with someone in your organization that will be promoting the activities around this year’s awareness month? Is there a PR/marketing contact that you can refer me to? Thanks!

    Joel Frey
    Ericsson Media Relations
    214 695 1987

    • mort March 31, 2016, 9:18 am

      Any organization or health care provider can choose to participate in raising awarenss about stress as they see fit. That’s why we don’t give much specific guidance.

  • cherie March 8, 2016, 3:29 pm

    not much information about SAM (stress awareness month). How are you “increasing public awareness” exactly?

  • Nig nog March 30, 2016, 12:56 pm

    Any ideas for school projects?

    • mort March 31, 2016, 9:17 am

      We don’t recommend specific awareness projects. Eacch organization may determine their own form of participation.

      • Bibbitybop March 31, 2016, 1:29 pm

        Thank you

      • Somewhat Disappointed March 30, 2017, 10:03 am

        The goal of “increasing awareness” is being achieved through the promotion of Dr. Orman’s books (note: the first is free and others could potentially be accessed free from a library). I suggest consideration of webpage expansion to better achieve the awareness goal by providing materials or links to materials which could aid interested individuals in identifying methods for increasing awareness – Targeting businesses, schools, etc.

        • mort March 31, 2017, 11:29 am

          Dr. Quinn: Thanks for the feedback. The purpose for National Stress Awareness Month is for everyone to have an opportunity to share whatever they like to help increase awareness about stress. This website, by itself, is not intended to be a massive source of awareness related information.

  • Nig nog March 30, 2016, 12:57 pm

    Any ideas for school projects? ?

  • Doug April 3, 2017, 9:36 am

    Blink Fitness is using stress awareness month to keeping all news programs off of their screens. They are claiming that the news causes stress. Mindless informercials are ok but local and national news causes stress. I would hope that your organization would not support this policy. As an educator and concerned citizen I think that it is important to have an informed population to better participate in our society. If that added stress makes for a better citizen, so be it. As I am at my gym at 5am, I get all of my traffic and weather information to help me have a stress free commute for my day. By the way no one is forced to watch the news as there are 20+ more screens offering other entertainment. Censorship is never the answer to any problem.

  • Annette S Trejo April 12, 2017, 1:03 pm

    Are there any forms or special free kits/packages that come into email or mail that could help increase awareness of stress?

    • mort April 12, 2017, 2:53 pm

      Annette: There are no downloadable awareness resources here on this website. But if you are interested, you can checkout my private FB group called The League Of Extraordinary Stress Eliminators. There is a free video training course available to everyone who applies and is accepted.

  • Whitney April 20, 2017, 10:43 am

    Hello everyone, We are posting resources and research related to stress reduction periodically on our social media pages and website to raise awareness on the effects of stress for children with complex medical conditions and also their caregivers. Our organization is called Eliana’s Light (www.elianaslight.org). Eliana’s Light brings complementary care to children with complex medical conditions and their caregivers to reduce the stress, pain, anxiety, trauma, and depression many experience. By “complementary care”, we mean techniques and approaches that can work alongside traditional medicine such as acupuncture, meditation, mindfulness, yoga, massage, and others. For more information, please visit http://www.elianaslight.org and we invite you to follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/elianaslight) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/elianaslight).

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