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by: maggie mclean

a little about stress

Stress is a feeling that is created when we react to certain events. It may be hard to believe, but there actually is good stress, and it's designed to protect us from tough situations. As you all know there is bad stress, and it can be long term stress that can be caused from moving to a new school, or taking a big test. When we get stressed, our body immediately tells us to either "fight" or "flight", which means to either deal with it, or run away from it. Our stress also activates our nervous system, and releases hormones called adrenaline and cortisol. People can react in anger and take it out on people or things. Stress can cause people to be sad, and get depression, or even have suicidal thoughts.

more about stress

There are many healthy stress relievers, and a few of them are to manage your time! Don't procrastinate your work, get it done on time! You also need to have fun, go out and do something for yourself, and give yourself some relaxing time. Also make sure you get enough sleep, nobody wants to be tired and grumpy in the morning, so get to bed at a decent time! There is also unhealthy ways that people deal with stress. People will overeat or undereat, and that can cause health issues. Sometimes people keep their stress built up inside of them, and they don't talk to anybody about it, and that could cause depression. If you have been feeling stressed lately, and want somebody to talk to, friends, family, counselors, teachers, and therapist are all great people to talk to!