Stress

Stress can be a reaction to a short-lived situation, such as being stuck in traffic. Or it can last a long time if you're dealing with relationship problems, a spouse's death or other serious situations. Stress becomes dangerous when it interferes with your ability to live a normal life over an extended period. You may feel tired, unable to concentrate or irritable. Stress can also damage your physical health.

Adapted from "Mind/Body: Stress"

Stress in America: Are Teens Adopting Adults’ Stress Habits?

The 2013 Stress in America ™ survey reveals that many American teens report experiencing stress at unhealthy levels, appear uncertain in their stress management techniques and experience symptoms of stress in numbers that mirror adults’ experiences.

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    The Work, Stress and Health Office promotes research, training, practice and policy to examine the impact of the changing organization of work on stress, health, safety and productivity in the workplace.