Stress Management

By: Annie Slemmer

Definition of stress

Stress: A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances

Examples of stress

  1. Giving presentations
  2. Having a heavy workload or too much responsibility
  3. Being insecure
  4. Mental illnesses
  5. Death of a loved one
  6. Having to "fit in"

POSITIVE ways to handle stress :)

  1. Indulge in physical activity
  2. Get more sleep
  3. Try relaxation techniques
  4. Talk to someone
  5. Manage your time
  6. Positive self-talk
  7. Put on some music and dance around
  8. Avoid people who stress you out
  9. Accept things you cannot change
  10. Take a bath

NEGATIVE ways to manage stress... :(

  1. Self-harming
  2. Not eating
  3. Not sleeping
  4. Secluding yourself
  5. Drinking too much alcohol
  6. Eating TOO much
  7. Smoking
  8. Ignoring the problem
  9. Procrastinating
  10. Painkillers

Effects of stress

  1. Low energy
  2. Headaches
  3. Nausea
  4. Aches, pains, and tense muscles
  5. Rapid heartbeat
  6. Insomnia
  7. Frequent colds or infections
  8. Becoming easily frustrated or agitated
  9. Low self-esteem
  10. Nervousness and shaking

Statistics on teen stress (4)

1. 5 Main stressors causing teen stress

  1. School Work (78%)
  2. Parents (68%)
  3. Friends' problems (52%)
  4. Romantic relationships (48%)
  5. Drugs in the neighborhood (48%)

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3. Effects of teen stress

  1. 31% of teens reported feeling overwhelmed
  2. 30% reported feeling sad or depressed, as a result of their stress
  3. 36% of teens report feeling tired
  4. 23% report skipping a meal due to stress

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Facts on teen stress

  1. One in five teens qualify as clinically depressed
  2. Stress ups the suicide rate...
  3. School ranks as the highest stressor in high school students' lives
  4. Stress ups the self-harm rate too...