Stress Management

By Saige Shanholtz

Emotional Stress

Emotional stress Is a condition when a person is under stress affecting their emotions causing moodiness, impaired concentration, detachment, memory problems, Self-harm , and thoughts of suicide.

Stress

Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.

Some examples of teenage stress

  • Moving to a new home and school
  • Dating
  • Tests and homework
  • Too high expectations
  • Family problems (Including abuse and alcohol)
  • Money problems

Positive ways to manage stress

  • Exercise
  • Healthy eating
  • Adequate amount of sleep
  • Reading
  • Sports
  • Games
  • Movies
  • Animals
  • Cooking
  • Gardening

Negative ways to manage stress

  • Living in a toxic interment
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Over eating
  • Having the wrong people in your life
  • Fighting
  • Self-harm
  • Being in an unclean home
  • Road rage
  • Excessive shopping

Affects of stress on your body, mood, and behavior

  • Headache
  • Muscle tension or pain
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Change in sex drive
  • Stomach upset
  • Sleep problems
  • Sadness or depression
  • Anxiety


  • Drug or alcohol abuse

4 statistics on teen stress

  • School work (68%)
  • Parents (56%)
  • Friends’ problems (52%)
  • Romantic relationships (48%)

Facts about teen stress

  • 31% of teens reported feeling overwhelmed
  • 30% reported feeling sad or depressed, as a result of their stress
  • 36% of teens report feeling tired
  • 23% report skipping a meal due to stress
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