Latest Stress News

Parkland jurors must manage trial stress on their own

Jul. 02, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The jurors chosen this past week to decide whether Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz is executed will visit a bloodstained crime scene, view graphic photos and videos and listen to intense emotional testimony — an experience that they will have to manage entirely...

Mental health at forefront of new police wellness program

Jun. 26, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A class of officers in training at the New Castle County Police Department knelt on mats set up on the gym floor early one morning. “Focu(s) in on your breathing,” Jennifer Boileau instructed. The early morning yoga lesson was part of the...

Vermont pilot links farmers to peers during stressful times

Jun. 16, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A state-sponsored nonprofit is starting a farmer peer support network to help Vermont farmers deal with stress and address their mental health needs. The program being created by Farm First aims to connect farmers to listen to one another, and to share what...

Teachers after Texas attack: ‘None of us are built for this'

Jun. 04, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Teacher Jessica Salfia was putting up graduation balloons last month at her West Virginia high school when two of them popped, setting off panic in a crowded hallway between classes. One student dropped to the floor. Two others lunged into open classrooms....

Clergy of color face unprecedented mental health challenges

Jun. 02, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

About two years ago, when coronavirus cases began to peak in her impoverished San Antonio neighborhood, the Rev. Norma Fuentes-Quintero found herself taking on an additional duty – helping congregants deal with anxiety. The pastor, who leads El Templo Cristiano Assembly of God,...

Campus ministries, counselors join to tackle mental health

Jun. 01, 2022 08:19 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As student anxiety skyrockets, campus ministries are trying to help by not only offering the comforts of faith and community, but also creating collaborations with mental health professionals. On Ivy League campuses, large public institutions and faith-based...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 20, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. May 16, 2022. Editorial: New state funding is welcome as browntail moths are expected to terrorize Maine again this year Insects pollinate our crops, they serve as pest control by taking care of other problem insects, they even help clean up waste....

In Your Debt: How debt-related stress affects body and mind

May. 20, 2022 07:05 AM EDT

Being in debt feels like you’re always a step behind. It doesn’t help that debt is spoken about as something that’s your fault — too much online shopping, or too many pricey pitchers of mimosas at brunch. “In our culture, in our country, we have a lot of noise about...

Workers grapple with new stresses as they return to office

May. 08, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Last summer, Julio Carmona started the process of weaning himself off a fully remote work schedule by showing up to the office once a week. The new hybrid schedule at his job at a state agency in Stratford, Connecticut, still enabled him to spend time cooking dinner...