Are You Stressed? Let’s Talk About It!

Medical City Green Oaks Hospital Outpatient Services psychologist Andrea Smith discusses different types of stress; eustress which is the good stress and distress which is chronic. Stress is manageable and there are different ways to determine if stress is present.

For stress, recommendations include relaxation skills, such as adult coloring which is the latest trend. The repetitive motion and imagery is helpful for relaxation.

Chronic stress can lead to serious problems. Stay connected with your medical and mental health providers.

Psychologist Andrea Smith, PHD and Director of Medical City Green Oaks Hospital Outpatient Services talks about good stress and bad stress, and ways to relax, such as the use of Adult Coloring.

About Green Oaks Hospital

Medical City Green Oaks Hospital celebrates over 30 years of caring for our North Texas community offering 124 licensed inpatient beds and recognized as the most progressive, effective and innovative psychiatric system, providing mental health and chemical dependency treatment for adolescents, adults and seniors. Medical City Green Oaks Hospital offers psychiatric crisis stabilization emergency services, inpatient care, and outpatient treatment with a variety of scheduling options including day, evening and weekend programs. Green Oaks strives to promote dignity, holding compassion and respect for patients and their families as the absolute standard. Since 1983, Medical City Green Oaks Hospital has been accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare, licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services, Certified Medicare and Medicaid Provider and Champus Provider.