There are different types of stress. Acute stress, a short exposure to a stressful event, can be helpful- like studying for a mid-term exam. Chronic stress, stress that is persistent and unrelenting, however, has been shown to be detrimental to our daily life. Chronic stress, like long-term marital or work strain, can increase levels of depression and affect our physical health. The problem with chronic stress is that we get used to it and we ignore the negative impact it is having on our lives. Get tools to reduce your stress and bring out the best in you and those around you.