National Stress Awareness Day - November
Wed, Nov 1, 2023

National Stress Awareness Day

National Stress Awareness Day is a holiday that is particularly relevant in today’s world, as everyone has likely faced a stressful situation. The mission of the event is to draw attention to one’s own emotional state, to forget about situations that cannot be controlled and to help individuals learn how to relax and avoid stress.


The annual event is sponsored by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA), a charitable organization that spreads knowledge about stress, its negative effects on the body and how to manage it. ISMA promotes the achievement of overall wellbeing and their activities are recognized at the national and international levels.

It is a well-known fact that a large part of the working population is in a constant state of stress, which can lead to a variety of health issues such as heart disease, hypertension, reduced immunity and decreased mental activity and sociability.

Good to know

  • Did you know that specialists have identified “good stress”, which is called eustress?
  • Stress manifests itself differently for each person and the same symptom can appear differently depending on the situation.
  • Experts refer to stress as the silent killer, as it is often the cause of heart disease.
  • Stress can also lead to hair loss.
  • Laughter is an excellent way to relieve stress.

How to take part

The key to taking part in the event is to remain calm and to prepare in advance. Think about how you will relax, set yourself up and forget about all your worries. Learn to observe and manage stressful situations from an outside perspective and make it a regular practice. This will help you to eliminate stress from your life. You could also try to laugh all day long, organize a party, come up with fun contests or watch a comedic series.

When is National Stress Awareness Day Celebrated in 2023?

National Stress Awareness Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on the first Wednesday in November each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday November 1 2023
Wednesday November 6 2024
Wednesday November 5 2025