Sick of Mom and Dad asking what on earth you have to be stressed about? Wave this article in front of their faces, babe, ‘cause the answer is clear: pretty much everything.
Stress in America survey was just released by the American
Psychological Association, and teens have taken the title from the Millennials
aged 18 to 33. The average adult rates their stress level at a 5.1 on a
10-point scale. Teens top ‘em at 5.8. Teens believe a healthy level of stress
to be around a 3.9 out of 10, and their levels sky rocket during the school
year. And only 16 percent of all teens surveyed said their stress levels have
decreased. Nearly a third reported an increase
in the last 365 days. Yikes.
And it’s not doin’ good things to ya. Thirty-one percent of teens say
stress makes them overwhelmed. Thirty percent said it makes them feel
depressed. Thirty-six percent say it makes them feel fatigued. Even worse, many
said they didn’t know how to properly manage their stress.
In light of the findings, we’ll be tackling all aspects of stress, from how to figure out if your stress is normal to how to handle it in a healthy way. In the meantime, tell us in the comments how you feel about stress, how it affects your life and what you do to deal.
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 2/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN stress busters, dealing with anxiety, In the News