Stressors for teens

By: Autumn Earles

Life Situations

School demands, problems with friends or bullying, peer pressure, family problems and/ or abuse, moving or changing schools, and breaking up with a bf or gf are stressors.
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Environmental

Environmental stressors include unsafe neighborhood, media, natural disasters, threat of terrorist attacks, traffic, chemicals, war, and global warming.
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Biological

Changes in the body, illness, injury, and disability all contribute to biological stress.
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Cognitive (Thinking)

Thinking can cause stress, especially if it's about personal appearance, not fitting in, and if you have poor self-esteem.
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Personal Behavior

Taking on a busy schedule, relationship issues, smoking, and using drugs and/ or alcohol can be stressful.
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