Recognizing the Signs of Stress And Mental Health.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) the most common warning signs of mental health include.

  • Feeling depressed or withdrawn for weeks at a time.
  • Severe mood swings that cause relationship issues.
  • Intense worries or fears preventing daily activities (feeling overwhelmed). 
  • Suicidal thoughts American Foundation For Suicide Prevention.
  • Lost of appetite (eating disorders) or significant weight loss or weight gain. 
  • Out of control risk-taking behaviors.
  • Addiction (drugs or alcohol).
  • Drastic changes in behavior or personality.
  • Difficulty concentrating or sleep.

Stress Management

Treatments for managing stress can range from physical activity and exercise. Counseling or therapy, learning new coping skills concerning stress management. 

According to research conducted in 2018 there is a great need for additional resources focused on the awareness and development of mental health services geared toward serving the collegiate athlete (Moreland, Coxe, Yang, 2018, p. 67).


 American Heart Association

The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise, or 75 min of vigorous exercise every week. 

Exercises For Managing Stress

  • Yoga.
  • Tai Chi.
  • Meditation. 
  • Aerobic Exercise's.
  • Pilates.

Daily Recommendations

  • Number of steps per day (10,000).

(Average American only walks 3,000 - 4,000 steps a day).

  • Hours of sleep (Adult 18yr+) 7 to 9 hrs.
  • Calorie intake for men 2,500.
  • Calorie intake for women 2,000.