National Stress Awareness Day
When : Always April 16th
Is work or school putting on the pressure? Are the kids on your nerves? Is there enough money to pay all of those the bills? There are literally thousands of reasons for you to get stressed out.
RELAX!!! Today is National Stress Awareness Day. This is your opportunity to recognize that there is plenty of stress in your life... as if you didn't already know. More importantly, today is an opportunity to learn, and to do something about the stress...... before it drives you batty or worse.
April is also designated as Stress Awareness Month.
Did you know? There was method behind the madness. April 16 was designated as Stress Awareness Day because it is the day after taxes are due!
Note: The UK also has a National Stress Awareness Day, organized by the International Stress Management Association. It is held in November. The date changes each year.
Origin of Stress Awareness Day:
Stress Awareness Day and Stress Awareness Month is sponsored by the Health Resource Network(HRN). They started this holiday in 1992 to increase public awareness of the causes and cures of stress.
Stress Awareness Day from the Health Resource Network
How to Cure Stress
This Day in History April 16
The United States Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada. (1818)
American Civil War: The Battle at Lee's Mills in Virginia. (1862)
The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia, becomes law. (1862)
The Siege of Vicksburg – ships led by Union Admiral David Dixon Porter move through heavy Confederate artillery fire on approach to Vicksburg, Mississippi. (1863)
In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle. (1881)
Natural Bridges National Monument is established in Utah. (1908)
Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel. (1912)
Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians throws the only Opening Day no-hitter in the history of Major League Baseball, beating the Chicago White Sox 1-0. (1941)
Walter Cronkite takes over as the lead news anchor of the CBS Evening News, during which time he would become "the most trusted man in America". (1962)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation. (1963)
The "Doctor of Death", Jack Kevorkian, participates in his first assisted suicide. (1990)
Virginia Tech massacre: The deadliest spree shooting in modern American history. Seung-Hui Cho kills 32 and injures 23 before committing suicide. (2007)