Shelby Fox & Ally Himes
Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding cirumstances.
Physical causes can be pain, violent accident or car crash, witnessing something tragic, injuries.
Mental causes can be meeting expectations, death of a loved one, not finding joy in what you do, low self esteem.
Effects of stress on the body:
*lowered immune system efficiency
To relieve stress you:
*identify your stressors.
*include other people.
*become an optimist.
*accept the things you can't change.
*adapt to the stressor.
Acute Stress VS Chronic Stress:
Acute stress is stress resulting from specific events or situations. Ex: giving a speech in front of people, or almost getting into a car accident. Another example would be giving presentations in psychology all the time.
Chronic stress is stress resulting from continuous exposure to situations that lead to the release of stress hormones. This kind of stress can cause wear and tear on your mind and body.
During stressful/ life or death situations, the body has its own way of dealing with stress. Adrenaline plays a big part in this. Sometimes you pass out to reduce panic factors. But adrenaline can also be a bad thing; it can make you shake and jumble your brain, which wouldn't be good for things like doing presentations.
He was stuck for five days, slowly sipping 350 mL of water and slowly trying to make two burritos last.
On day three, he realized that in order to survive he'd have to amputate his own arm. On day four it finally struck him that he'd have to cut through his arm, bone and all. Although this would help him escape, he had insufficient tools.
He was forced to drink his own urine to survive. He soon carved his date of birth and presumed date of death into the canyon wall, along with his name. He then videotaped his final goodbyes to his family, thinking it would be the last time he ever saw them.
At dawn the next morning, he discovered he could break his radius and ulna using torque against his trapped arm. He then preformed the amputation with a multi-tool which included a dull two-inch knife.
After he escaped the canyon, he was later found by a family vacationing from the Netherlands. They aided him with food and water and alerted authorities.
This would be an example of stress because he wasn't sure if he was going to make it out of the canyon alive or not.
This is a picture Ralston took in front of some place he was about to hike.
This is Aron Ralston's book he wrote after being trapped.
This is the movie that's based off of Ralston's story.