The definition of stress is the way your body responds to any kind of demand or threat.
Some examples of stress in teens
- To much pressure
- Keeping up
- Lack of sleep
- Too much going on
Negative Ways to Manage Stress
- Drinking to much
- Taking drugs or pills
- Sleeping too much
- Filling up every minute of the day to avoid facing problems
- Taking out your stress on others
- Bingeing on junk or comfort food
- Zoning out with the computer or tv
- Withdrawing from friends, family, and activities
Some effects of Stress
- Muscle tension or pain
- Chest pain
- Lack of motivation or focus
- Overeating or undereating
- Angry outbursts
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- 44% of Americans feel more stressed now than they did 5 years ago
- Work stress causes 10% of the occurring strokes in America
- Stress related ailments cost the nation around $300 billion a year in medical bills and lost productivity
- 40% of stressed people overeat, or eat unhealthy foods
Amount of work days, on average, missed because of stress
People voted on what often causes them the most stress
Some information on stress-related doctors appointments
Facts on Teen Stress
- In the UK, anywhere between 600-800 students between the ages of 15-24 commit suicide annually. A poll of 804 teachers revealed that 73% considered school extremely stressful for children.
- A survey conducted by the Associated Press and MTV discovered that of the 85% of students claiming they experienced "stress at least sometimes” were female. 45% reported they felt it “frequently,” compared to 32% of their male colleagues.
- For both females and males between the ages of 13-17, studies showed, school stood as their primary conduit of super stress.
- A staggering 30% of the city’s high schoolers suffered beneath a suicide risk, and one institution in particular saw 40 teens forced to go under behavior monitoring within a year due to stress.