Health Hub: Occupational Stress

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Chronic stress is a known health risk for a range of psychological, behavioral, and medical disorders and diseases. A stressful work environment can contribute to problems such as headache, stomachache, sleep disturbances, short temper and difficulty concentrating. Chronic stress can result in anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure and a weakened immune system. It can also contribute to health conditions such as depression, obesity and heart disease. Unions, employers and individuals can mitigate these disorders through preventive stress management and enhanced well-being. Find resources here to help.