The Basics of Stress Stress is a situation that triggers a particular biological response. When you perceive a threat or a major challenge, chemicals and hormones surge throughout your body. Stress triggers your fight-or-flight response in order to fight the stressor or run away from it. Typically, after the response occurs, your body should relax. Too much constant stress can have negative effects on your long-term health. Is all stress bad? Institute of Mental Health (IMH) Everybody has it, and everybody talks about it, but nobody really knows what stress is. WHY? It is because stress means different thing for each of us, and is also different for each of us. Manage your stress and become more productive rather than self-destructive. Stress is a part of modern living. It is unavoidable.
Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress Almost four million American teenagers have just started their freshman year of high school. Can they learn better ways to deal with all that stress and insecurity? New research suggests they can. Though academic and social pressures continue to pile on in high school, teenagers can be taught effective coping skills to skirt the pitfalls of anxiety and depression. 10 Breathing Exercises to Try: For Stress, Training & Lung Capacity If you’re interested in trying breathing exercises to reduce stress or anxiety, or improve your lung function, we’ve got 10 different ones to sample. You may find that certain exercises appeal to you right away. Start with those so that the practice is more enjoyable. How to add breathing exercises to your day Breathing exercises don’t have to take a lot of time out of your day.
Too much, too young: Singapore schoolchildren's struggles with stress Schoolchildren are paying a heavy price for Singapore's success in global education rankings, with rising numbers seeking psychiatric help as they struggle to cope with the relentless pressure for academic excellence. Children are reporting symptoms of anxiety and stress related to school as early as primary school, experts warn, and there have been extreme cases where pupils have been driven to suicide. Youths often face long days at school, hours of homework, and are then pushed by parents to have private tuition, which is having an impact on mental well-being - a recent report found that overall the city's pupils reported higher levels of anxiety than average. Now, in a bid to reduce stress in its schools, Singapore is embarking upon reforms that will scrap some academic tests, and change the rigid streaming process. "We have to balance the joy of learning and the rigour of education," Ong Ye, education minister said, as he announced some of the changes in parliament earlier this year.
Managing Stress in Teens and Adolescents: A Guide for Parents Teen stress is an important health issue. The early teen years are marked by rapid changes — physical, cognitive, and emotional. Young people also face changing relationships with peers, new demands at school, family tensions, and safety issues in their communities. The ways in which teens cope with these stressors can have significant short-and long-term consequences on their physical and emotional health. Stress Management - Singapore Heart Foundation Stress is part and parcel of everyday life as we deal with challenges posed by work, family commitments, financial obligations, and social relationships. While a small to moderate amount of stress may actually stimulate us to perform better, excessive stress or stress which endures over a prolonged period of time can damage our health. In this context, there is growing evidence which suggests that stress has a significant impact on our risk of developing heart disease. Read more: Stress as a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease Ways in which you can minimise the potentially harmful effects of stress include:
Singapore students suffer from high levels of anxiety: Study Singapore students may be topping the charts in mathematics, science and reading, but it is exacting a heavy emotional price on them. An international study suggests that Singapore students, known worldwide for academic excellence, also experience high levels of anxiety and have been exposed to bullying. The findings emerged in a study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which conducts the triennial tests called the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa). The study polled 540,000 students from 72 countries and economies to look at the connection between well-being and achievement in the Pisa tests. One question that the 5,825 Singapore students who were polled did not have to answer was on how satisfied they were with life, but their responses to the other questions revealed that most were anxious about tests and grades.
Suicide Awareness and Prevention Stress is how the body and brain respond to a demand. Our bodies can handle small amounts of stress, but too much stress can take a toll on your physical and mental health. When stress becomes overwhelming, it’s important to take a step back and pinpoint what’s causing it, so you can find healthy ways to cope. While every teen faces unique challenges and different life events, some circumstances are common to lots of teens: School and Social Pressure Whether it’s keeping up grades, applying to colleges, or deciding what to do after graduation, school-related stress is real.