Coping With Stress & Anxiety

These sites provide information and suggestions about how best to cope with stress and anxiety.

The Centre for Studies on Human Stress (CESH)

The Centre for Studies on Human Stress (CSHS) is dedicated to improving the physical and mental health of Canadians by empowering individuals with scientifically grounded information on the effects of stress on the brain and body.

Centre for Addictions & Mental Health (CAMH)

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world's leading research centres in its field. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.

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The Caring Place

The Caring Place provides a place of safety and trust where all people of any age can find a caring professional to help them deal successfully with personal issues, mental health challenges, or addictions.

Yale Stress Centre

The Yale Stress Center conducts cutting-edge interdisciplinary research that focuses on developing and testing novel treatments to reverse the destructive effects of stress on integrated brain, body and behaviors. 

TED Talks

Kelly McGonigal:  How to Make Stress Your Friend  | Watch Video

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

Andy Puddicombe:  All It Takes Is 10 Minutes  |  Watch Video

When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions.)

Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You Know You'll Be Stressed  |  Watch Video

You're not at your best when you're stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking but potentially helping you survive, say, being attacked by a lion. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there's a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations, when your thinking becomes clouded -- the pre-mortem. "We all are going to fail now and then," he says. "The idea is to think ahead to what those failures might be."