In fact, 84% of the world’s population is stressed.1 Some stress is normal. But too much can affect your body and mind, and can even lead to chronic illness. The sooner you learn to manage your stress, the better.

Helping you see stress differently

If you’re feeling stressed, you don’t have to suffer in silence. There are ways for you to take control and develop an effective plan of action. We’re here to help, with tools and information so you can assess your stress and see it like you’ve never seen it before.

plan information

Taking control of stress is easier when you have a PLAN. Developed by Dr. Stuart L. Lustig, M.D. M.P.H, National Medical Executive for Behavioral Health at Cigna, this four-step PLAN can help you manage stress better. To make a PLAN, just find a Period of time to unwind. A Location to de-stress. An Activity to enjoy. And the Name of someone to talk to.

The sooner we all see stress differently, the sooner we can all manage it. By working with doctors, artists, technologists and innovators, we developed a way to help you see your stress. Take our quiz to visualize the stress you’re feeling, and get suggestions for making a PLAN tailored to your level of stress.

Get the help you need.

If you’re having suicidal thoughts or thinking about hurting yourself, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you’re feeling very sad, angry, lonely, or anxious, talk to your doctor or text the Crisis Text Line (see below).