Teen Stress & Anxiety Is on the Rise: Here's What Parents Need to Know! by Kelli Porcaro

Teens
5 years ago
Teen Stress & Anxiety Is on the Rise: Here's What Parents Need to Know!

Teen stress and anxiety is growing and continues to be on the rise. According to the American Psychological Association, teens (ages 13-17) are reporting greater levels of stress compared to adults (18 and up). On a 10-point scale: 

  • Teens experience an average stress level of 5.8 during the school year.
  • Teens experience an average stress level of 4.6 during the summer.
  • Adults experience an average stress level of 5.1.

In addition: 

  • 83 percent of teens indicated that school was a common source of stress 
  • 31 percent of teens indicated that their stress level was greater than the prior year
  • 54 percent of teens think their stress level has a slight to no impact on their body or physical health 
  • 52 percent of teens think their stress level has a slight to no impact on their mental health 
  • 59 percent of teens are uncertain about the effectiveness of their stress management techniques

Teens need to learn how to intentionally respond to the feelings of stress in a way that helps them feel productive, connected, balanced and satisfied. 

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Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
Wow, great info. I've definitely noticed this. Thank you for your insights, Kelli Schulte ! 🙏

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