Stress awareness is in focus throughout the U.S. and the world in November. 

National Stress Awareness Day occurs on the first Wednesday of the month, while Nov. 7-11 marks International Stress Awareness week. 

Schools, community groups and local health centers share information and hold dedicated events centered on reducing stress in our lives. 

Additionally, creating a dialogue around mental health is encouraged.

Erin Troy, Wellness Director and Association Personal Training Specialist‚Äč for the West Shore YMCA, shared stress management tips in an interview with Spectrum News. 

Click on the video box above for details.