TEEN STRESS

By: LeAnn Nabua

Definition of Stress

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

Examples of Teen Stress

  1. negative thoughts and feelings about themselves

  2. school demands and frustrations

  3. problems with friends and/or peers at school

  4. separation or divorce of parents

  5. chronic illness or severe problems in the family

  6. taking on too many activities or having too high expectations

10 Effects of Stress

  1. Can sleep
  2. Headache
  3. Depression
  4. Rapid breathing
  5. High blood pressure
  6. Acne
  7. Never in the mood to do anything
  8. Irregular menstrual cycle
  9. Unexpected hair loss
  10. Anxiety

Statistics on Stress

  1. Findings on more than 1,000 teens and almost 2,000 adults suggest that unhealthy behaviors associated with stress may start early and continue through adulthood.
  2. Teens' average stress level was 5.8 out of 10 during the school year
  3. 40% of teens report feeling irritable or angry; 36% nervous or anxious
  4. 59% report that managing their time to balance all activities is a somewhat or very significant stressor

Facts About Teen Stress

  1. Stress ups the suicide rate
  2. Most high school students consider cheating
  3. Female students feel it is harder to deal with than their male peers
  4. School ranks the highest stresson in high school students'lives
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