Bringing stress into focus, this booklet discusses how stress can harm health and provides helpful strategies for handling stress. Defines what stress is and describes acute, episodic acute, and chronic stress, along with symptoms of each type of stress. Also covers complications that stress can cause, including increased blood pressure and heart disease, a weakened immune system, anxiety and depression, and violence. Describes factors influencing how people respond to stress and typical stressors, as well as offers helpful strategies for dealing with stress, including exercising, asking for help, planning ahead, using relaxation techniques, and more. Great take-home information for students, employees, patients, or anyone trying to handle life’s stresses. 16 pages. Minimum order is 50.