5 tools to help manage your emotional well-being in Hawaii
Your emotional well-being is an important part of your total health. These online tools and resources can help you spot signs of depression, handle stress, and understand how to deal with change.
Measure your stress level. Major life changes — positive and negative — are among the biggest causes of stress. Take this interactive stress test to measure your stress level based on recent changes in your life.
Get a personalized stress-reduction plan. Stress can lead to health issues, including headaches, sleep issues, and irritability. Try our online Relax resource to help you fight stress in healthy ways. Identify what’s important in your life, see what causes you stress, and get strategies to manage symptoms.
Learn how to bounce back. People who are resilient bounce back quickly from stressful situations — including major life changes, illnesses, or losses — without being overwhelmed or acting in ways that hurt themselves or their loved ones. Take this short online quiz and discover ways to build your resiliency.
Take a depression self-assessment. Recognizing the symptoms of depression is the first step in getting help. This self-assessment resource can help you assess your symptoms and find out if you might have depression. It measures how many common symptoms of depression you have and shows where you may be on a scale from not depressed to depressed. It isn’t for diagnosis, but it may help you decide if you should talk to your doctor or another care provider about treatment options.
Get help managing depression. Use the Care for Depression online resource to help you identify ways to manage your depression. You’ll get a personalized plan to help you with symptoms of depression, along with support and encouragement. And remember to talk to your doctor about your depression and the best treatment plans to meet your needs.
If you think you or a loved one may be dealing with depression, visit findyourwords.org to find additional resources and support.
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