BP 11

While there were several peer suggestions made regarding my web-site, I have to honestly admit that I took all of those changes under advisement and have every intention of utilizing them to strengthen the overall appearance and effectiveness of my blog posts.  It should however be noted that I made the conscious decision not to make those changes at this current time.  My reason for not initiating changes was based on my lack of technological expertise and the amount of time it would take for me to make those changes.  With the responsibilities of Graduate School and the completion of research papers and other assignments, I chose to complete the semester’s requirements and make the changes to the web-site following the completion of the semester when I can solely focus on it and make the most complete and effective changes possible.


When discussing the issues surrounding stress and its impact on physical and mental health, I would have to inform the individual that physically, the body responds to stress by utilizing extra energy to enhance the fight or flight response.  After repeated episodes of this, there can be some rather intense affects on the human body, which can even include the brain’s effect on the immune system and the immune system affecting the brain (Broderick, P.C.; Blewitt P.; 2015)Repeated stress can also affect mental health and it is important to note that some people have a higher vulnerability or (diathesis) under stressful conditions, which can lead some to develop post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of encountering stressful or traumatic events.  (Broderick, P; Blewett, P., 2015).  It is vital that stress be regulated and some form of self-care be utilized or assistance sought for people who are repeatedly in stressful situations.


Broderick, P. C., & Blewitt, P. (2015). The Life Span: Human Development for
Helping Professionals (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

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