Build resilience to beat stress

Do you have a lot of stress in your life? If so, you’re not alone, according to the American Psychological Association (APA) which has conducted the Stress in America Survey since 2007. Stress levels have risen over the past 10 years and we are experiencing more physical and emotional symptoms.

The Employee and Family Resources (EFR) program is here to help employees and their family household members. A good first step is to take the anonymous stress or resilience assessment on These anonymous questionnaires take just a few minutes and provide immediate feedback and next steps. On the site, you can also sign up for webinars and find articles, guided meditations, videos and a comprehensive workbook to discover ways to beat stress.

For individualized and confidential assistance to beat stress and build your resilience call the EFR 24/7 at 877-275-6226 to talk with a licensed EFR counselor by phone, video or in-person.

In the APA survey, many Americans shared that they exercise, listen to music, walk and pray in order to increase resilience and beat stress while an increasing number said they practice yoga and meditation. Plus, nearly three in four Americans rely on another for emotional support while 42 percent say they see counselors and therapists as a source of support.