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house Bill H. Res. 221

Should Congress Support April's National Stress Awareness Month?

Argument in favor

Stress is a serious health issue, particularly for members of the American workforce. It’s something that needs more attention and that’s exactly what this resolution does.

Cary's Opinion
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05/02/2015
Yes, wait, let me check my calend... I really can't, you know things are super busy right now with the kids and work is crazy and did I tell you
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Shawn's Opinion
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04/30/2015
I think we should because I didn't even know it was stress awareness month. Stress is a poison (literally, called cortisol). Everything that stress grabs a hold of., it weighs down, causing unhappy work lives, family lives (which effects society at large), etc etc. Helping this issue would not only improve quality of life but I'm sure would even help boost our economy with happier, more focused and motivated workers.
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NoHedges's Opinion
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10/28/2017
Stress and anxiety awareness. And not just aimed for adults. 🦋 Children need to know the physical signs of stress and anxiety and where to get help. ⏱ Assuming, that is, there is anyone still willing to invest in the lives of our children. 🔑 Yes, congress does have more important things to do. But, the mental health of the country is hanging by a thread. Focusing on the effects of stress may serve to remind our congressional leaders of the human lives hanging on that fragile thread.
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Argument opposed

Oh, good, another awareness month.

Evercraft's Opinion
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04/30/2015
April is already health awareness month, as well as a myriad of other things, this falls under the umbrella of health issues. Honestly, nobody can keep track of awareness months at this point.
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Bob's Opinion
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04/30/2015
They have more important things they are not doing.
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Zachary's Opinion
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06/03/2015
Pass a bill that actually strengthens mental health infrastructure, not another awareness month that gets lost in the shuffle.
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      Committee on Energy and Commerce
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    IntroducedApril 23rd, 2015
    Yes, wait, let me check my calend... I really can't, you know things are super busy right now with the kids and work is crazy and did I tell you
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    April is already health awareness month, as well as a myriad of other things, this falls under the umbrella of health issues. Honestly, nobody can keep track of awareness months at this point.
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    They have more important things they are not doing.
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    I think we should because I didn't even know it was stress awareness month. Stress is a poison (literally, called cortisol). Everything that stress grabs a hold of., it weighs down, causing unhappy work lives, family lives (which effects society at large), etc etc. Helping this issue would not only improve quality of life but I'm sure would even help boost our economy with happier, more focused and motivated workers.
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    Pass a bill that actually strengthens mental health infrastructure, not another awareness month that gets lost in the shuffle.
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    I'm stressed out by the number of things I need to be aware of... Seriously, I pay attention to none of these awareness months and know hardly anybody that does.
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    Bills such as this make me wonder why we pay members of Congress as much as we do. Of course we're more stressed! You'd better serve the American people by addressing some of the CAUSES of the increased stress, such as the bad state of our economy and our national debt; nearly a MILLION Muslim "refugees" brought into our country AGAINST THE WISHES OF MANY AMERICAN CITIZENS; the Obama-enabled invasion of America by ILLEGAL ALIENS, many of whom are criminals, drug cartel members, and/or members of DANGEROUS GANGS; and the seemingly unending assault on our CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS! AND I AM DISGUSTED BY CONGRESS' FAILURE TO IMPEACH BARACK OBAMA, WHOSE OFFENSES MAKE RICHARD NIXON LOOK LIKE A BLOOMIN' ANGEL BY COMPARISON! Oh, and that goes for Hillary Clinton, too!
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    Just another subject/idea of a feel good gesture too keep Congress looking the other way while illegal immigrants are crossing our border, gangs like M13 shooting up children in Los Angeles or Chicago or Detroit. Maybe they should sensor POTUS for sneaking Mexicans/OTMs across our borders or exposing our children to TB and allowing foreigners into our homeland without background checks. And finally, after 8 years a judge will investigate why Obama has the same SSN as a resident of Connecticut or another Judge sending DOJ attorneys to 5 years of ethics training. And I'm sure the people suffering with depression want their disorder celebrated in the National News media.
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    Who cares about awareness months? No one really pays attention to them. Same as heritage months, except heritage months do more to highlight our differences, thus dividing us, than anything else.
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    Yeah, sure! But I also think it's time we apply some more critical thought as to how we make social change. Declaring something special for a month does not address the systemic causes of stress - namely playing in a rigged game of economic, racial, and gender-based injustice.
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    Stress and anxiety awareness. And not just aimed for adults. 🦋 Children need to know the physical signs of stress and anxiety and where to get help. ⏱ Assuming, that is, there is anyone still willing to invest in the lives of our children. 🔑 Yes, congress does have more important things to do. But, the mental health of the country is hanging by a thread. Focusing on the effects of stress may serve to remind our congressional leaders of the human lives hanging on that fragile thread.
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    Honestly, there are so many awareness month themes that all the issues they're trying to promote become desensitized. I completely understand that my Representative will vote "Yes" (Who wants to be AGAINST promoting awareness of mental issues?), but I am voting no due to the core principal of too many awareness months.
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    This isn't adding to the federal deficit, just raising awareness for something that needs it.
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    Stress is the factor behind the number one killer of heart disease.
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    (1) This is not the business of congress. Stick to the very limited list of things that are actually your constitutionally-granted concerns. "Awareness months" are not among them. (2) Is there anyone unaware of what stress is or when they're experiencing it? Is there genuine reason to be concerned that anyone wouldn't be aware that stress exists?
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    This does nothing and is a waste of time
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    Stress causes heart attacks, depression and can make cancer overbearing!
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    Im stressed out every month, and I don't see any of them as stand-outs that I need to be made extra-aware of. Maybe I'm missing something. Save my money and your breath on an issue, please.
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    why not? the "nay" reason is absurd. Everyone experiences stress at some point in their life, people need to know more about its effects. Raise awareness please.
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    Stress is something that everyone experience daily. So many people use medication or self medicate to deal with stress in their life. Raising awareness that this is a real health issue can open more doors to individuals to talk about it. It's not something we should be ashamed of but its something we need to accept as a society that this is a real issue.
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