Stress is a specific response by the body to a stimulus, as fear or pain, that disturbs or interferes with the normal physiological equilibrium of an organism.
Stress can motivate and drive us to achieve our goals. However Stress can also overwhelm us, and lead to health problem that can harm us. Including:
Help.Org provides a great resource on understanding more about stress and how to manage it. Click on the image above to learn more.
The National Institute of Health and The National Institute on Mental Health are also great resources for information on stress. The link below provides access to the NIMH's 5 Things you need to know about stress. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/stress/index.shtml