There are a lot of people stressed out around us, and there are a lot of people who try to help them coping with it, but are doing it wrong. While trying to help, they only make the situation worse - not being aware of it. It's very important to know what to do in order to help, not hurt.
Stressed people have necessity of safety and company, do not forget that helping them takes a lot of time. You will have to dedicate yourself to them, communicate very often, walk together - this may last weeks or even months. Just a strong and close relationship can help stress affected persons.
One important thing to take care of is to give him or her an occupation, this way they do not have time for worrying. Involve them in a game, sports would be great -the more they move, the better. Video or console games help to relax and to gather attention too.
If a person stays stressed for a long period of time, she is going to have difficulties with her problem-solving ability, meanwhile advancing in the self-hiding matter. Such persons won't ask for help, but you should observe these signs in the behavior and offer your aid. First, involve in the persons' activity, and then co-work with them better than work for them.
It's sometimes hard to detect stress, thats why it is a very perilous foe. Pay attention on your friends and family not to miss the first signs. The symptoms of having stress are: absent-minding, irritation, increase in the respiratory rate to get more oxygen, isolating from others and many more. The specific signs and symptoms of stress vary from person to person, but all have the potential to harm the health, emotional well-being, and relationships with others. Not less important is to understand the sources of stress - its a BIG step for the treatment.
Remember that your mission is to help, and supporting the suffering persons is one of the best things you can do for them.