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Managing stress

Stress is a part of life — but too much stress can take a toll on the mind and body. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help manage stress in the moment and develop coping skills for stressful situations in the future. 

Get help reducing stress

Try our digital self-care apps — Calm, Headspace Care, and Teladoc Health — at no cost to help with stress management and daily wellness.

Learning about stress and your health

Stress can mean more than having a rough day — frequent or prolonged stress can impact your physical and mental health. That’s why it’s important to actively manage stress and get support when you need it. Check out the resources below to learn more. 

Tools and resources for coping with stress

You’re not alone when it comes to managing stress. From group health classes to individual coaching services, you can choose from a wide range of resources and support.*
Wellness Coaching by Phone

Get one-on-one support by phone with a wellness coach.

Health classes and support groups

Join one of our support groups or health education classes.*

Healthy lifestyle programs

Participate in personalized online programs for your health goals. 

Interactive mental health guidance

Learn when your feelings may be a sign of something more serious.

5 ways to cope when things feel out of control

We all feel overwhelmed by stress from time to time. Paying more attention to your feelings and your responses to difficult situations can help you keep those moments in check.

Getting help managing stress 

If you’re experiencing symptoms of stress, talk to your doctor. They can help you find support for stress-related issues you’re facing, and connect you to resources to help manage stress before it becomes a serious health concern. 

Check out these interactive resources for stress management, self-care, and connections for support. 

  • Find your words — A website designed to make it easier to open up about mental health and ask for help if you need it.
  • Stress less guide — A mini-workbook to identify harmful stress in your life and create healthy behaviors to help you feel better. 


*Classes vary by location. Some members may have to pay a fee for certain classes.


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