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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: October 29, 2018 11:46 AM
From: Representative Stephen Kinsey and Rep. Morgan Cephas
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution: “International Stress Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania
 
In the near future, we plan to introduce a resolution designating November 7, 2018 as “International Stress Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania. Stress is something that every person experiences in their life. A 2014 study found that job pressure and money are the two biggest causes of stress for people in the United States.

“International Stress Awareness Day” is a day for people all over the world to come together and learn about causes of stress in their lives, as well as learning healthy ways to manage stress. Prolonged stress can lead to health issues, along with mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. The inability to cope with stress can also lead to drug and alcohol abuse or lead to suicide. Knowing how to effectively and healthily manage stress can help reduce or prevent health and mental health disorders caused by stress.

This year’s theme is “Does Hi-Tech Cause Hi-Stress” and examines how our technological advances have brought about a 24/7 lifestyle while also looking at technologies positive contributions to society. Technology is a part of all of our lives and the debate over its positive and adverse effects cannot be overlooked.

Please join us in co-sponsoring this important resolution.



Introduced as HR1181