5 Steps to Managing Your Stress Level

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Dr. John Sharp, Chief Behavioral Health Officer at MDLIVE, the nation’s largest telehealth network of doctors, pediatricians and therapists, offers tips for Stress Awareness Month.

WHO:     Dr. John Sharp, Chief Behavioral Health Officer at MDLIVE, the nation’s largest telehealth network of doctors, pediatricians and therapists.

WHAT:    April is Stress Awareness Month, sponsored by The Health Resource Network. According to Dr. Sharp, stress is a normal part of everyone’s lives, but each individual manages their stress in different ways. Identifying coping mechanisms and finding an objective third party to consult with, whether it’s on how to effectively manage stress or adapt to life changes – can have a significant positive impact on health and well-being.

To develop a healthy stress management plan, Dr. Sharp recommends the following five steps:

1.    Take inventory of the stresses in your life.
2.    List the ways you typically manage stress.
3.    Decide which strategies work and which don’t.
4.    Get objective feedback.
5.    Put your healthy stress management plan into action.

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WHERE:     Individuals looking for advice or feedback on managing stress or dealing with life changes can log in to Breakthrough, an MDLIVE company for behavioral health services, and schedule an appointment with a state-licensed therapist of their choice. Therapists are available via secure online video or phone. Just log in, choose a therapist you’d like to talk to, and schedule your appointment. There’s no travel time, no office visit, and no chance of running into anyone in the waiting room. Plus, Breakthrough accepts most major insurance plans. To access all the benefits of Breakthrough’s behavioral health services, MDLIVE users will need to create a separate Breakthrough account.

WHEN:    Whether an individual is looking for long-term therapy or simply needs a one-time check-in on his or her health and wellness, Breakthrough, an MDLIVE company, provides behavioral health services in a safe, confidential, and convenient way. Appointments are available at a variety of times to fit with busy schedules, with sessions as short as 15 minutes and as long as an hour.

About MDLIVE

Founded in 2009, MDLIVE is a visionary and pioneer in the digital delivery of high-quality, convenient, cost-efficient care. The company provides consumers, health plans, health systems and self-insured employers with 24/7/365 access to board-certified doctors and pediatricians via secure online video, phone or the MDLIVE App. Instead of the inconvenience and expense of ER or urgent care visits for non-emergency issues, registered users can receive a virtual consultation through the company’s HIPAA and PHI-compliant secure, cloud-based platform from home or on the go, and if necessary, obtain an e-prescription. Through Breakthrough, the company’s behavioral health service, MDLIVE enables consumers to schedule video and phone appointments with licensed therapists. To learn more about how MDLIVE is using telehealth innovations to improve the delivery of healthcare, visit http://www.MDLIVE.com.

Media Contact:
Michael E. Donner
Chief Marketing Officer
MDLIVE
+1 (949) 415 8004
mdonner(at)mdlive(dot)com

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