Stress Management

Stress-

Mental or emotional strain from very demanding circumstances.

6 Examples of Teen Stress-

- school

- sports

- family

- friends

- time

- your future

10 Positive ways to Manage Stress

1- read

2- write

3- paint

4- draw

5- exercise

6- hang out with a friend

7- take a break

8- play with animals

9- take a nap

10- breathing exercises

11- sit with healing stones

12- pray

10 Negative ways to Manage Stress

1- self harm

2- get violent

3- give up

4- stop eating

5- rush work just to finish

6- using drugs

7- become anti-social

8- dwell on the negative

9- eat too much

10- kill yourself

10 Effects of Stress

1- anxiety disorders

2- depression

3- paranoia

4- gaining or losing weight

5- vomiting

6- more irritable

7- less social

8- headaches

9- chest pains

10- lack of motivation

4 Statistics on Teen Stress

1- teens report their stress to be higher than what is healthy ( 5.8 on a 1-10 scale)

2- teens have the same stress patterns as adults

3- 10% of teens suffer from stress induced anxiety

4- suicide because of stress is the second highest cause of death between 10-24 year olds

4 Facts on Teen Stress

1- one in five teens qualify as clinically depressed because of stress

2- stress ups the suicide rate

3- stress ups the number of students who self harm

4- female students feel it harder than male students

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