The Yale Stress Center

Where the Science of Stress Meets Prevention and Treatment of Stress-Related Disorders

The Yale Stress Center conducts cutting edge interdisciplinary research that focuses on developing and testing novel treatments to reverse the destructive effects of stress on integrated brain, body and behaviors.

Research on new discoveries in understanding the brain-body mechanisms that drive the harmful effects on stress on health, and the resilience factors that enhance brain, body and spiritual aspects of functioning is conducted so novel ways to promote health and wellness and reduce disease risk and relapse may be developed.

Please take a moment to browse our site. Feel free to contact us:

  • E-mail: stress@yale.edu
  • Phone: 1-888-Y-STRESS (research participation inquiries) or 203-737-3398 (all other inquiries)
  • Address: Yale Stress Center, 2 Church St. South, New Haven, CT 06519

One Nation Under Stress

One Nation Under Stress

"One Nation Under Stress," a HBO documentary featuring the Yale Stress Center, screens Monday, March 25th at 9:00 pm. on HBO GO and HBO NOW. It will be available On Demand on Tuesday, March 26.

The film follows CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta as he tries to uncover the root causes of why American life expectancy is falling and is now shorter than all other major developed countries.The Yale Stress Center and its Director, Rajita Sinha, PhD, are featured. Watch the trailer

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2019 Mindfulness Courses and Workshops

The following classes are open for registration:

Session 6: Mondays July 1 to August 19, 5:30-8:00 pm (classes 1 and 8 extended); Orientation, June 17, 5:30 to 7:00 pm; Retreat: Sunday August 11, 8:45 am-4:00 pm

Session 7: Thursdays September 19 to November 21, 5:30-8:00 pm (classes 1 and 8 extended; skipping October 24 and 31); Orientation, September 12, 5:30 to 7:00 pm; Retreat: Sunday October 27, 8:45 am-4:00 pm

Session 8: Mondays October 28 to December 16, 5:30-8:00 pm (classes 1 and 8 extended); Orientation, October 7, 5:30 to 7:00 pm; Retreat: Sunday December 1, 8:45 am-4:00 pm

Interested? Visit the Mindfulness Courses and Workshops page.

Facts About Stress

  • The American Psychological Association’s yearly APA surveys show between 50 – 58% of Americans report being stressed or very stressed, including 38% of children – since 2005. (APA.org)
  • Adverse childhood experiences are common in the US today with over 43% reporting at least 2 or more such experiences (e.g., substance abuse or mental illness in home, verbal, physical or sexual abuse, family member in prison, witnessing domestic violence). (CDC, 2009)
  • Almost half of US men and women (48%) have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2011).
  • More than 1 in 3 individuals report high levels of anxiety which impair functioning, well-being and health (Kessler et al., 2005).