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Mental Health: Self-Care


This presentation discusses the different types of stress and their sources. The speaker also provides seven methods for reducing stress.


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Topic 1: Self-Care

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George EverlyGeorge S. Everly Jr., PhD, serves on the faculties of Loyola College in Maryland and the Johns Hopkins University and was Distinguished Visiting Professor, Universidad de Flores (Argentina). Dr. Everly is both the non-governmental representative to the United Nations for a non-profit United Nations-affiliated public health and safety organization, as well as a chairman of the board emeritus. In addition, he serves on the adjunct faculty of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and was senior research advisor in the Social Development Office, Office of the Amir of Kuwait, State of Kuwait. He is also an advisor to the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong. Prior to these appointments, Dr. Everly was a visiting lecturer in medicine, Harvard Medical School, and chief psychologist and director of behavioral medicine for the Johns Hopkins Homewood Hospital Center.

Dr. Everly is a fellow of the American Institute of Stress and has been awarded the Fellow’s Medal of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and the Professor’s Medal of the Universidad de Weiner (Peru). He is the author, co-author or editor of 14 textbooks and over 100 professional papers. Among his texts are

  • Personality Guided Therapy of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (APA, 2004), Psychotraumatology (Plenum, 1995)
  • A Clinical Guide to the Treatment of the Human Stress Response, 2nd Edition (Plenum, 2002)
  • Controlling Stress and Tension, 7th Edition (Allyn Bacon, in press)
  • Personality and Its Disorders, with Theodore Millon (Wiley, 1985)

Dr. Everly serves on the editorial board of Stress Medicine and was a past contributing editor for the American Journal of Health Promotion. He was founding executive editor of the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health.

Dr. Everly served as the mental health chairperson for the Central Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross, where he was co-founder of the disaster mental health network. He has given invited lectures in 22 countries on 6 continents. His works have been translated into Russian, Arabic, Swedish, Polish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, German, Korean and Spanish.

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