This easy-to-use pocket guide focuses on general principles of stress management and offers simple, practical strategies that can be incorporated into the daily routine of crisis response professionals. It also provides a concise orientation to the signs and symptoms of stress. The ongoing threat of both natural and human-caused disasters makes it imperative that we support and encourage the brave men and women who prepare for and respond to these events—our crisis response professionals. These professionals include first responders, public health workers, construction workers, transportation workers, utilities workers, volunteers, and a multitude of others. While every situation is unique, this document provides some basic tools that can inspire and spread optimism and point the way to effective stress management. Download the Response Guide.