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Kyle Korver #26 of the ATL Hawks against Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers at Philips Arena on January 8, 2014
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Learn how to manage and decrease stress in your life. Uncontrolled stress can lead to depression and other health problems.

Relax this evening: read a magazine or book, exercise, listen to a funny comedian, walk, meditate, go bowling, attend yoga class, watch your favorite TV shows, watch your favorite sports team play, go to your favorite restaurant for dinner, surround yourself with positive people, listen to music, enjoy the zoo, watch a good movie and/or visit a museum.

Read Hawks-Pacers preview and watch NBA basketball game

According to Dr. Daniel K. Hall-Flavin from Mayo Clinic, depression has many possible causes, likely related to genetics, brain chemicals and your life situation. Chronic stressful life situations can increase the risk of developing depression if you aren't coping with the stress well.

Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to positive or negative situations in your life, such as a new job or the death of a loved one. Stress itself isn't abnormal or bad. What's important is how you deal with stress. Enjoy reading the entire article

Feeling stressed, sad, depressed or suicidal contact a Mental Health Agency in your area.

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