In the world we live in, stress comes from a multiple number of sources, including pressures at work, relationship difficulties and illness. Most people can usually take what life throws at them; but when stress builds up, it can overwhelm an individual and lead to potentially serious health problems like heart disease or obesity on the one hand and depression or suicide on the other.
With the right tools, we can learn how to manage stress. Flagging Stress is the third instalment in Dr Harry Barry's hugely successful 'Flagging' series. It aims to provide readers with the necessary skills to indentify and manage stress in their lives.
Flagging Stress is an indispensable tool on coping with the stresses of modern life. By identifying the different kinds of stress - and in particular the dangers of 'toxic' stress, Dr Barry shows us how to identify where our stress is coming from and how we can effectively confront, manage and reduce it in our lives. The book, which includes diagrams, flags the dangerous behaviour associated with stress such as lack of exercise; change in diet; smoking; drinking; and changes in mood or temperament.
Dr Harry Barry is a medical doctor based in County Louth. He has a particular interest in the area of mental health and has extensive experience in his practice of dealing with issues such as depression, addiction and anxiety.
He regularly features on national radio and in national print to discuss mental health issues, including Today FM and The Irish Independent.
Dr Barry was moved to write the 'Flagging' series following a particularly tragic death by suicide in a local family and is absolutely committed to seeking to counteract the disruptive effects of mental illness both locally and nationally.