The "Fight or Flight" Response

The “fight or flight” response is one of the ways our body tries to protect us from danger. When we feel threatened, our body automatically triggers this response - which causes us to either “fight” and confront the situation, or “flight” and run away from the threat. In the resource below, you can learn more about how the "fight or flight" response occurs, and ways of coping through it.

Download the “Fight or Flight” response resource HERE or read it below. 

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  • If you are in emotional distress, here are some resources for immediate help:

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
    Call 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line:
    Text Home to 741-741
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