What it's all about

What is stress?

Stress is a feeling we get when presented with certain events. It's a way your body prepares itself for difficult situations.

There are two types of stress. Eustress, and distress. Eustress is short term, a good type of stress, while distress is long term, a bad type of stress.

Our body responds to stress in different ways. When we're stressed, your body releases hormones called adrenalin and cortisol. These hormones speed up heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure energy and sweat production, so it is quickly prepared to fight or run.

Stress has different effects on different people. Some people may act out in anger, and others internalize their stress and isolate themselves.

What can you do about stress?

how to deal with stress healthily

You can do many things in order to deal with stress. You can get active, get enough sleep (9 hours for teens), manage time wisely, and have fun! Try to keep healthy, and control your breathing. Always try to talk to someone you trust. Go to this website for help and more information on stress!