Our Priorities

Unmanaged stress can precipitate incapacitating mental disorders such as depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and obesity. The Association supports new nonpharmacologic modalities in research to promote stress management as the key to preventing debilitating mental disorders.

Normal stress is a part of everyday life, but stress without proper management, can jeopardize good health and disrupt the pursuit of a
fulfilling life.

THE ASSOCIATION'S PRIORITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:


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Disaster Intervention

  • Responding to the disruption of health services brought on by natural or man-made catastrophes
  • Supporting mental health services to traumatized populations

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Stress in the Workplace

  • Working single mothers
  • Professionals in high
    pressure jobs
  • Workers threatened by
    job loss

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Bereavement

  • Loss of a partner
  • Loss of a friend, family member, or colleague
  • Loss of youth (aging)

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Stress in the Military

  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Repeated deployments
  • Separation from partner
    and/or children
  • Intergenerational trauma (i.e., the impact of a parent’s war traumas on his/her family)