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Confidence’ derives from the Latin fidere, ‘to trust’. Self-confidence essentially means to trust and have faith in oneself. It is our certainty as to our judgement, ability, and so on—in short, our certainty as to our aptitude to engage with the world. A self-confident person is able to act on opportunities, rise to new challenges, take control of difficult situations, and accept responsibility and criticism if things go wrong.

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Stress management encompasses techniques intended to equip a person with effective coping mechanisms for dealing with psychological stress.

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Did you know you have a large number of capacities you are not using at full throttle?

There is a lot more you can do to manage your stress than you think. Much of it resides in building up your inner capacities.

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Sleep disorders affect a lot more people than most people realize — up to 20 percent of Americans in any given year suffer from a sleep problem, according to the National Institutes of Health. Many people who suffer from problems sleeping don’t even realize it. 

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How many times did you hit the snooze button this morning? We all crave sleep, but too many nights we fall short of the seven or eight hours we need to thrive. An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from a chronic sleep disorder, according to the Institute of Medicine.

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Everyone experiences sadness at times. But depression is something more. Depression is extreme sadness or despair that lasts more than days. It interferes with the activities of daily life and can even cause physical pain. Fortunately, depression is highly treatable.

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There are many stigmas and stereotypes associated with mental health. Most of the stereotypes are attributed to a lack of understanding. Oftentimes people fear something they aren’t sure of or knowledgeable about. Unfortunately, a lack of understanding and knowledge can lead to stigmas and stereotypes which can be very hurtful and canp revent those in need from seeking help. Stereotypes can lead to discrimination, harassment, and low self-esteem. 

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 A new look at self-injury Self-injury is a well-recognized clinical phenomenon, but its causes — and therefore its cures — have been somewhat elusive. Two clinical researchers have compelling and complementary views on why people engage in this harmful behavior.

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Stress Fact Sheet (PDF, 390KB)

How stress affects your health How stress affects your health Download the PDF version Stress Fact Sheet (PDF, 390KB) Stress: We've all felt it. Sometimes stress can be a positive force, motivating you to perform well at your piano recital or job interview. 

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Stress is often described as a feeling of being overwhelmed, worried or run-down. Stress can affect people of all ages, genders and circumstances and can lead to both physical and psychological health issues. Read more here.
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