Stress Management

By: Leah Blount

Definition of Stress

Pressure or tension exerted on a material object.

Examples of Teen Stress

  1. Moving to a new town and/or school
  2. Tests and homework
  3. Bad home life/abuse
  4. Dating
  5. Sports/clubs
  6. Friend drama

Positive Ways to Manage Stress

  1. Get a sufficient amount of sleep
  2. Exercise daily
  3. Eat healthy
  4. Laugh often
  5. Get involved in activities
  6. Keep a positive attitude
  7. Communicate with others
  8. Listen to music
  9. Use good time management
  10. Talk with a counselor

Negative Ways to Manage Stress

  1. Sleeping too much
  2. Eating junk food
  3. Avoiding your problems
  4. Spilling your anger on others
  5. Watching TV or surfing the internet
  6. Avoiding other people
  7. Procrastinating
  8. Taking pills or drugs
  9. Drinking
  10. Smoking

Effects of Stress

  1. Depression
  2. Anxiety
  3. Trouble sleeping
  4. Frequent headaches
  5. Difficult to concentrate
  6. Decreased appetite
  7. Losing interest in things
  8. Isolation from the world
  9. Nervous habits
  10. Nightmares

Statistics on Teen Stress

  1. 78% of students are stressed from school work.
  2. 56% of students are stressed from parents
  3. 64% of students are stressed from romantic relationships
  4. 64% of students are stressed from friends' problems

Facts on Teen Stress

  1. One in five students qualify as clinically depressed.
  2. Stress causes ups in the suicide rate.
  3. Female students feel stressed more often than male students.
  4. School ranks the highest cause of stress in high school students.