Yesterday was Martin Lawrence's 49th birthday and he is living stress free and looking good. May 7, 1996, Lawrence suffered a nervous break down that left the actor/comedian standing in the middle of a busy street waving a gun in the air. Now at 49, he has learned to just be cool.

Here are the three tips Martin shared with BlackDoctor.Org on remaining stress free.

  1. 1.Take some time off and give yourself a break
  2. 2. Take control and take charge of your mind set
  3. 3. Comedy heals, be sure to have a really good laugh

A nervous break down is a mental illness that is so sever it impacts your ability to make rational decisions. To learn more about mental health and for stress tips, log on to www.blackdoctors.org.