Show 232 - What is Stress and The Stress Triangle

You can't be for or against stress. You can't fight stress. You can learn that it is a normal body process. 

What is important to know is that good stress is a way to learn and improve on how you handle life situations. Bad stress is an opportunity to be aware of a problem and start the process of handling it. 

In this episode, a very simplified look at what stress is, and a verbal description of the stress triangle. 

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

American Institute of Stress page on What is Stress?

U.S. Institute of Mental Health page on the 5 Things You Should Know About Stress.

The Mayo Clinic has a similar page but offers info on effects and additional suggestions on stress management. has a list of things you can do called  Natural Stress Remedies for Right Now


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.