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Coping with Acute Stress

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Acute stress is unanticipated, has a sudden onset, and is short in duration. Techniques to calm your mind and improve the quality of your mental and physical health when experiencing an acute stress include:

All, or maybe just one or two, of these techniques may be effective for you. Try them out and use what works best for you to calm yourself during stressful situations.

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