Stress Management

How to manage stress in a safe and positive way

What is Stress?

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

Examples of Teen Stress

  • Relationships
  • Home life
  • Bullies
  • School
  • Homework
  • Sports/Clubs

Positive ways to manage your stress

  • Go on a walk
  • Listen to music
  • Use a planner
  • Work Out
  • Read
  • Write
  • Talk with friends
  • Learn to say no
  • Get a massage
  • Take a nap

Negative Ways to Manage Stress

  • Smoking
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Eating junk food
  • Procrastinating
  • Aggression
  • Binge watch T.V
  • Withdrawing yourself from friends
  • Self Harm
  • Suicide

Effects of stress

  • Head ache
  • Muscle tension
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of motivation
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Becoming unsocial
  • Becoming easily aggravated

Facts & Statastics

  • Only about 17% of teen boys seek help with stress
  • 22% of teen girls seek help with stress
  • 23% of teens skip meals when they are stressed
  • 55% of teens rated there stress about a 7 out of 10 during the school year
  • About 50% of students admitted to cheating when they feel stressed
  • One in 5 teens qualify as clinically depressed
  • 46% of teachers know students are self harming
  • 50% of females reported their families not noticing their stress