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Are you stressed?

Stress manifests itself in your thinking, emotional well-being, and body. It tends to impact your body through hormones (cortisol and adrenaline) and a person is often left feeling defeated, drained, and exhausted, and may begin experiencing negative thoughts.

The following are some typical signs and symptoms of a stress response. If you are experiencing stressful situations and many or all of the following symptoms, you may be stressed and it may be time to get help from a professional at HopeWell Psychological.


Body Reactions Thoughts Feelings Behaviours
-Sleeping problems



-Stomach aches/problems

-Heart races

-Irregular heart beat

-Increased blood pressure


-Muscles tense/tight

-Problems with the digestive system



-Forgetting/Memory problems


-Loss of sense of humor

-Lacking in creativity


-Suicidal thoughts

-Mentally blocked

-Worrisome thoughts










-On Edge




-Use of distractions

-Using substances as coping

-Short tempered

-Critical/Verbal aggression

-Easily startled


-Walking/Talking fast

-Inability to get things done


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