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Stress is a physical, mental, or emotional process that initiates the "fight or flight" response. This response involves a complex combination of neurological, physiological, and chemical responses... more
Stress is a physical, mental, or emotional process that initiates the "fight or flight" response. This response involves a complex combination of neurological, physiological, and chemical responses. There is often an external component of stress (a stressor from the environment or situation) and an internal component of stress (one's subjective response to the stressor). In the right amount, stress can be a healthy source of motivation and focus. Stress can also be unhealthy if it becomes overwhelming.
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Questions and Answers

Max Johnson
Max Johnson
I am willing to talk to you
Hello, thank you for taking the time to ask the question. I dont think your daughter is "silly". I would recommend talking to her daily to try and calm her down. She could be experiencing severe anxiety/depression. Another thing you could do is take her to see a therapist.

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Kelly Garrity, LMFT
Kelly Garrity, LMFT
THERAPY FOR CLARITY

It can be confusing and alarming to see ones own child react in such a big and disproportionate way to such seemingly small issues or what look like "silly stuff"However, while it may make zero sense from the outside, I believe IT ALWAYS makes sense from the inside. I personally like to keep in... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Mary Kate Veal
Mary Kate Veal
In-person/Telehealth Collaborative Therapist

When I hear "a silly thing from school," it tells me that perhaps there is not an understanding of her experience. I am wondering what is behind this thing from school; fear of failure? fear of disappointing you or others? Perhaps if her self-worth heavily rides on her academics, even the little... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Neona Russ
Neona Russ
Let me help you find your calm and compassionate place

It sounds like your daughter would benefit from therapy. I would recommend searching for a therapist in your area. There are several ways to get a list of therapists for your daughter. If you have insurance, you can reach out to them for a list of therapists that are in-network or if you are... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Sabita Kondle
Sabita Kondle
Gottman Relationship Therapy

I would first empathize with what she is going through and let her know, you are there to support her also let her know how much you love her, then gently find out if she would like to talk to someone professional to release her stress or burdens; then introduce the concept of therapy and how it can... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Dr Traci Kochendorfer
Dr Traci Kochendorfer
Time for you to " Claim IT" with over 15 years in health and wellness, Ph.D Psy.D D.D. F.P.L.C. recognized on TV and Magazines,

How can we handle stress in healthy ways? Eat and drink to optimize your health. Some people try to reduce stress by drinking alcohol or eating too much. Try and find if you do certain things or are there triggers when you do. Exercise regularly. In addition to having physical health benefits... more

How can we handle stress in healthy ways? Eat and drink...  (more)How can we handle stress in healthy ways? Eat and drink to optimize your health. Some people try to reduce stress by drinking alcohol or eating too much. Try and find if you do certain things or are there triggers when you do. Exercise regularly. In addition to having physical health benefits, exercise has been shown to be a powerful stress reliever. ... Stop using tobacco and nicotine products. People who use nicotine often refer to it as a stress reliever. ... Study and practice relaxation techniques. Taking the time to relax every day helps to manage stress and to protect the body from the effects of stress. Lastly channel your creative energy try my adult coloring book it might help
Max Shmidheiser, PsyD, ABPP, MBE, CBIST
Max Shmidheiser, PsyD, ABPP, MBE, CBIST
Oasis Neurobehavioral Health, LLC

As a general disclaimer, in any area of mental health there is no "one size fits all" response, as each concern addressed in therapy is unique to you and your life situation. With regard to stress reduction, it can be useful to take an inventory of the emotional, cognitive, and physical... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Kelly Mulroy, LMHC, NCC, DCC
Kelly Mulroy, LMHC, NCC, DCC
Clinical Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

Part of handling stress is making sure that your perception of the stress is accurate. Sometimes stress can seem more than it really is. One thing that I encourage my clients to do is to ask themselves, "What is this stressor really about?" Simplifying stress is a key to minimizing stress and leads... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Dr Traci Kochendorfer
Dr Traci Kochendorfer
Time for you to " Claim IT" with over 15 years in health and wellness, Ph.D Psy.D D.D. F.P.L.C. recognized on TV and Magazines,

What are five ways to reduce stress?Here Are 5 Important And Effective Ways To Reduce Stress And Anxiety 1. Practice deep breathing exercises 2. Just lie down on the floor 3. Focus on an object to help calm your breathing 4. Take a break and listen to some music 5. Smile even when you don’t feel... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Cynthia Finefrock
Cynthia Finefrock
LPC Associate, supervised by Martin K. Shaw, LPC-S, LMFT and Christy Graham, LPC-S, RPT-S

What do you think is at the root of your impostor syndrome? In my work with clients with ADHD, autism, giftedness, and performance anxiety, I notice that there are commonalities in reasons for impostor syndrome, like perfectionism, low self-esteem, internalized ableism, trauma history, or masking... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide.   If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.