Managing Work-Related Stress It’s not the job that creates stress, it’s the way a person responds to the urgencies and demands of each workplace environment that makes them stressed or energized. Managing Stress A nutritious, well-balanced diet and exercise can keep your body fit and able to resist disease, and exercise is an excellent way to elevate your mood. Women and Depression: Understanding the Gender Gap A woman’s unique biological, social, and cultural factors may increase her risk for depression. Depression Depression involves the body, mood, and thoughts, and affects the way a person eats and sleeps, feels about himself or herself, and thinks about things. Where to Turn for Mental Health It's normal to feel stressed or anxious now and then. But it's time to call for help if emotional issues interfere with your life, your job or your personal relationships. Mental Health: Finding the Help You Need When your life seems to be spinning out of control, it's OK to seek professional mental health help. Seasonal Affective Disorder Seasonal affective disorder, a type of mood disorder, can occur in late fall to early winter or late spring to early summer.