TEEN STRESS

Shayla Pham

Definition of stress

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

What are some examples of stress?

  1. parents
  2. negative thoughts
  3. tests
  4. siblings
  5. death
  6. friends

Ways to deal with stress

Positive?

  1. Writing
  2. Reading
  3. Listening to music
  4. Skateboard
  5. Sleep
  6. Eat
  7. Exercise
  8. Count to 10
  9. Talk to someone
  10. Take a break
Negative?

  1. Smoke
  2. Drink
  3. Spend money
  4. Cut
  5. Avoiding people
  6. Yelling
  7. Eating to little
  8. Not sleeping
  9. Drugs
  10. Criticizing yourself

What are some effects of stress?

  1. shrinks your brain
  2. affects offspring
  3. depression
  4. anxiety
  5. risk of chronic disease
  6. raises stroke risk
  7. higher chance of heart attack
  8. makes colds worse
  9. irregular menstrual cycle
  10. stomach ache

What are statistics on teen stress?

1. 40% of teens report feeling irritable or angry

2. 1/3 say stress makes them feel overwhelmed, depressed or sad

3. 59% report that managing their time to balance all activities is a somewhat or very significant stressor

4. 40% say they neglected responsibilities at home because of stress; 21% say they neglected work or school because of stress

What are some facts on teen stress?

1. Most students consider cheating

2. One in five qualify is clinically depressed

3. It increases the suicide rate

4. It increases self-harm