Teens and Stress: Practical Coping Skills We all experience stress at some point in our lives. No matter your age, gender, ethnicity, or cultural background, stress can cause you to feel over-emotional or lead to health difficulties. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), stress is the brain's response to any demand. Stress may result from a number of life situations that becoming overwhelming. article continues after advertisement Source: What is teenage stress? Teenage stress: what is it? Stress in teenagers – and anyone – can be unpleasant, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Stress is the way your body responds to challenges and gets you ready to face them with attention, energy and strength. When you feel you can cope with these challenges, stress gets you ready for action and gives you the motivation to get things done.
Youth suicide: Asian teens crack under growing family pressure SINGAPORE -- Every year, clinical psychologist Carol Balhetchet sees numerous patients in their teens or early 20s come through her Singapore office. Many suffer from depression, anorexia and other conditions; some have attempted suicide before consulting her. Balhetchet's more than 20 years of experience have taught her that most cases stem from stress, and she thinks this factor is even more acute for today's young generations than it was in the past. "There's academic stress, achievement stress, future job stress, and even [choosing] which university they go to is stressful," she said.
What Are the Effects of Cyberbullying? Bullying—including cyberbullying—causes significant emotional, psychological, and physical distress. Just like any other victim of bullying, cyberbullied kids experience anxiety, fear, depression, and low self-esteem. They also may experience physical symptoms, mental health issues, and struggle academically. Here's a closer look at the emotional, mental, and physical effects of cyberbullying. Emotional Effects of Cyberbullying Not surprisingly, cyberbullying is a significant stressor in a young person's life. Keep your stress under control Feeling like there are too many pressures and demands on you? Losing sleep worrying about tests and schoolwork? Eating on the run because your schedule is just too busy? You're not alone. Everyone feels stressed out at times — adults, teens, and even kids.
Third of Chinese primary school children suffer stress, study finds China's one child policy means many children grow up with their parents and two sets of grandparents focusing exclusively on them, driving them to succeed in a nation of 1.3bn people where gaining entry to universities, government jobs and graduate careers is highly competitive. Even among young children, mountains of homework and long hours of extra-curricular activities are not uncommon as China's new middle classes strive to give their only children an edge over their playground rivals. "The aspirations of many parents, who had limited educational opportunities themselves are now invested in their only children," the study said. Reporting their discoveries in the British Medical Association's Archives of Disease in Childhood journal, the authors called for urgent action to reduce the stress on Chinese children. "The competitive and punitive educational environment leads to high levels of stress and psychosomatic symptoms," the study concluded.
Stress May Trigger Mental Illness and Depression In Teens - Depression Center - EverydayHealth.com Your teenage years should be among the best times of your life. But the truth is that severe depression in teens is common. Up to 30 percent of adolescents have at least one episode of it, and 50 to 75 percent of adolescents with anxiety, impulse control, and hyperactivity disorders develop them during the teenage years. The effect on troubled teens is far-reaching. For example, about 70 percent of those in the juvenile justice system have a mental health disorder. Pressures teens face in today’s fast-paced world Teens are under more stress today than ever before. Sound like an exaggeration? Despite the fact that I am often prone to hyperbole, consider this: being a teenager is not easy. Adolescence has always been a tricky developmental period defined by fundamental yet somewhat difficult changes (physical, cognitive, and social) experienced by teens as they make their way from childhood toward adulthood. These transitions trigger changes in the way the teen sees him/herself, and the way that others see and treat him or her.