Why do I need to address stress?
Stress is not always a bad thing – it serves a purpose. Stress can push us to work on problems or get out of bad situations. The Stress Response floods our bodies with chemicals and hormones that help us act quickly.
Yet, we still have a flood of chemicals and hormones in our bodies but no release valve to get rid of them. This is why our Stress Response can cause mental and physical health issues.
To help reduce the negative affects of the Stress Response, our community is coming together to show you ways in which you can finish your Stress Cycle, release the chemicals and hormones in your body, and come back to a healthy baseline.
Look for the Address the Stress logo on local activities – if you see it, you’ll know it helps get you back to your healthy baseline!
Look for the Logo!
If you see this logo on any community event, you know it will help you finish your Stress Cycle and get you back to your healthy baseline.
Walla Walla Valley
City of Walla Walla
The City of Walla Walla will be offering great exercise programs for adults and kids to finish your Stress Cycles! Look at their offerings online!
Walla Walla Public Library
238 E. Alder St. Walla Walla, WA
Join the Walla Walla Public Library’s Address the Stress Community Reads program. Over the course of the fall and winter, three books will be available with a discussion about stress managment. Look at their website for more information.
Walla Walla Senior Center
720 Sprauge St. Walla Walla, WA 99362
Join the Walla Walla Senior Center Walking group or join in any of their programs for community connection. Look at their website for more information!
Walla Walla YMCA
340 S. Park St. Walla Walla, WA
Check out the classes that address stress at the YMCA! Visit their website for programming!
Community Resilience Initiative
CRI is a non-profit committed to helping communities and individuals heal from trauma by sharing science-based insights in order to promote and cultivate resilience. We believe what is predictable is preventable and that resilience trumps adversity.
The Market by Andy’s
130 E. Rose St.
Our commitment to being a part of growing a healthy, happy community from the ground up is strong. Did you know eating healthy vegetables, fruits, and grains can help reduce inflammation in the body caused by chronic stress?