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Teen Stress: Can you help?
By: Angie R., Crescent Collegiate, Blaketown, NF

The dictionary defines stress as: a mentally or emotionally disruptive or upsetting condition occurring in response to adverse external influences and capable of affecting physical health, usually characterized by increased heart rate, a rise in blood pressure, muscular tension, irritability, and depression.

At some point in their lives, every teen goes through a lot of stress. Whether it be about boys, school, or something going on at home. Sometimes people end up not getting a lot of sleep, or start to do bad in school because of stress. If they do bad in school their parents usually get upset at them, causing more stress on that person.

Stress should not be taken lightly. If someone is really "stressed out" because of something then they will always have it on their mind. Thus causing them to really worry about it. You and I know that when you are worrying about something you can get sick, mentally and physically.

Teen stress must not be taken lightly. If you notice someone who you think is under stress, whether it be a friend or foe, try to calm them and ease their pain.

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