What is Toxic Stress?
Achieving anything in life usually involves stress.
A normal amount of stress is good for us. It makes us stronger.
WHEN DOES STRESS BECOME TOXIC?
Stress can become a problem when it:
continues for too long
we have no support and feel isolated or helpless.
STRESS can become
which is also called
NONE of us thinks we have trauma
TOXIC STRESS/TRAUMA is far more COMMON than we realize.
in fact it is often called
THE HIDDEN EPIDEMIC
WHAT CAN CAUSE TOXIC STRESS?
Surgery or medical procedure (including dentistry)
Losing your job
Death of a loved one
"TRAUMA IS PERHAPS THE MOST AVOIDED, IGNORED, BELITTLED, DENIED,
MISUNDERSTOOD, AND UNTREATED CAUSE OF HUMAN SUFFERING"
- Dr. Peter A. Levine