Stress
What is stress? Why do scientist believe we stress more in todays society? What happens to us when we stress? Explain. What are some of the strategies we can do to help reduce stress. Elaborate on why each of these strategies are effective.
WHAT IS STRESS? Stress is the emotional and physical strain caused by our response to pressure from the outside world. Common stress reactions include tension, irritability, inability to concentrate, and a variety of physical symptoms that include headache and a fast heartbeat.
It's almost impossible to live without some stress. And most of us wouldn't want to, because it gives life some spice and excitement. But if stress gets out of control, it may harm your health, your relationships, and your enjoyment of life.
What are the signs of stress? Stress can cause both mental and physical symptoms. The effects of stress are different for different people. The mental symptoms of stress include: Tension Irritability Inability to concentrate Feeling excessively tired Trouble sleeping
The physical symptoms of stress include: Dry mouth A pounding heart Difficulty breathing Stomach upset Frequent urination Sweating palms Tight muscles that may cause pain and trembling
Stress and the Adolescents or the Teenagers: The physical changes include Increase in the weight Increase in the height Change in voice Development of secondary sexual characters (beginning of menstruation) in girls
Mental Changes Feeling of independence Attraction towards opposite sex Aggressive behavior Experimenting new things including substance of abuse
Teenage Stress..... Surveys conducted shows that one third of the teenagers suffer at least one episode of stress every week. Though stress has the same kind of response in all the age groups, the stress factors are different.
Stress in teens could be due to?
Some causes of stress for teenagers: Pubertal Changes Changing relationship with peers New demands in the school Safety issues in their neighborhood Responsibilities to their families Negative thoughts and feelings Separation or divorce of parents Death of a loved one Chronic illnesses Changing schools Financial problems Holiday stress
Studies on stress have found... Girls are affected more than boys Girls respond to stress by seeking help from others or by taking certain actions to reduce or remove stress. Boys respond to stress by not dealing with the stress at all or by engaging the mind away from the sources of stress. Family members and friends are both sources of stress and support for teenagers. Teenagers use both healthy and unhealthy ways to cope up with stress.
Understanding Stress www.helpguide.org
Beyond Blue-Dealing with Stress www.youthbeyondblue.com beyondblue
What are some of the symptoms of stress? List some of the reasons that people stress.
Teenagers and Stress www.youtube.com YouTube
Complete the various stress worksheets to identify your personal stress profile. www.mhhe.com Wellness Worksheets
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The following is a list of situations that could make a teenager stressed. Your task is to create a powerpoint presentation which ranks each situation from the thing that makes you stressed the most to the the least. You must justify the position of each situation by explaining your reasoning for its position and highlighting how it affects you personally. * Money Issues *Part time job requirements *family arguments *future plans and goals *performance in a sporting team *concern over family members health *worry over a friend's actions or choices *concern over losing or breaking something valuable *concern over war or inter-country fighting *body image *school work demands *changing friendships *being late or missing appointments *concern over your health *home demands (chores, living arrangements *available clothes or clothes choices *the state of the environment *your choice (something that affects you but is not on the list)
Creating a time table is a great way to be prepared and reduce stress. Use the attached guide to create your own weekly time table. Remember this is a timetable for a university student. You will need to alter the time table to suit the needs of a Year 10 student. intranet.ecu.edu.au
What is stress? Why do scientist believe we stress more in todays society? What happens to us when we stress? Explain. What are some of the strategies we can do to help reduce stress. Elaborate on why each of these strategies are effective.
What are some of the symptoms of stress? List some of the reasons that people stress.
Beyond Blue-Dealing with Stress www.youthbeyondblue.com beyondblue

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