American teens report experiences with stress that follow a similar pattern as adults, according to a new survey released today by the APA. "In fact, during the school year, teens say their stress level is higher than levels reported by adults in the past month. For teens and adults alike, stress has an impact on healthy behaviors like exercising, sleeping well and eating healthy foods."
"Young people, like adults, experience stress. It can come from a variety of sources including doing well in school, making and sustaining friendships, or managing perceived expectations from their parents, teachers or coaches. Some stress can be positive in that it provides the energy to tackle a big test, presentation or sports event. Too much stress, however, can create unnecessary hardship and challenge."
Since 2007, the APA has commissioned an annual nationwide survey as part of its Mind/Body Health campaign to examine the state of stress across the country and understand its impact. This is the general public and what they identify the leading sources of stress, common behaviors how they manage stress.
This time of year is difficult, especially with teenagers. They have final exams coming up, stress to keep your grades up, ect. This survey shows the best ways to manage and cope with stress.
Stress is the state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in your life and/or work.