11-5-2009 Thanks to everyone for your feedback on the site. We have fixed a typo, added more helpful instructions, and fixed a broken link. If you don't see the change that you have suggested, know that we are either working on it or evaluating if we can make the adjustments you have suggested. Also, If you would like a direct response to your feedback, please leave an email address with your feedback, so we can respond to you. We are always glad to hear that Stress Recess is helpful and are always trying to improve the site.
09-18-2009 Whew! After four years of work, Stress Recess is finished. When we started this process, we thought we'd be done by the fall of 2006. Were we ever deluded! It just goes to show that everything always takes longer and costs more than one would expect. Levels Two and Three are completed and live and ready for your edification. As always, please share any and all feedback with us as we plan to continue to modify and improve the site based on your feedback.
Special thank you and acknowledgment to Carol Roberts, the UT ITS artist who created the wonderful and amazing graphics, flash animations, and icons for the site. Carol is responsible for the "look and feel" of Stress Recess. Also a special thank you and acknowledgment to Glenda Sims, the UT ITS Senior Systems Analyst who provided guidance, insight, and encouragement throughout this long process. Dr. Jane Bost, Associate Director of the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center, first developed the idea of online stress management interventions and was the guiding force and head honcho responsible for shepherding Stress Recess and getting things done. Dr. David Drum, former Director of the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center enthusiastically approved the funding and supported the development of Stress Recess, and Dr. Chris Brownson, the current Director of the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center, continued wholeheartedly supporting Stress Recess when he assumed leadership responsibilities. Allen Lambert, LCSW, wrote, storyboarded, shot, edited, etc., the video and audio content of the animations and videos on the site, and was responsible for creating the content and overall design of Stress Recess. If you make it to the end of the Fight or Flight game, you'll even see his feet!
10-03-2008 Fixed several typos. Thanks to all who submit corrections! Nothing is too "trivial!" ; )
09-18-2008 Fixed link on "Stress Cycle" where Positive and Negative Stress Cycle Worksheets are now linked correctly. (Thanks, anonymous feedback poster!)
Updated the "cheat sheet" aka "What can I do right now to reduce my stress?" to include a great suggestion from an anonymous poster.
Fight or Flight module has been updated with psychoeducational material.
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