Center for Workforce Health

Improving the Health and Productivity of Today's Workforce

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Stress and Mood Management

Overview

Stress & Mood Management is designed to help build resiliency and skills to tackle the strains and stresses of everyday life.  Developed through a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, this program includes segments on the disorders of depression and anxiety, as well as a variety of effective stress management techniques.

Approach

Stress & Mood Management contains a vast amount of information about stress, depression, and anxiety. Although aimed at people in the workplace, the content is of value to anyone interested in these mental health issues. The site provides self-assessment tools to gauge levels of stress, anxiety or depression, and includes information on the body’s response to stress and the physiology associated with depression and anxiety. Through the use of full narration, animation, text, and graphics, the program gives helpful strategies and tools to help minimize the negative effects of these states. The program also addresses the dangers of self-medication though alcohol and drugs and provides information on treatments that work. Finally, the program features a useful resource section with links to government and private organizations that handle mental health issues.

Evidence

The NIH-supported randomized trial conducted at America Online demonstrated significant positive effects on stress, alcohol consumption and knowledge of depression and anxiety disorders. See Outcome Studies for information on the article published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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