period 3- Bruna Lorenzi- Stress on Teens

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period 3- Bruna Lorenzi- Stress on Teens

  1. 1. Stress on Teenagers<br />A Presentation by: BrunaLorenzi<br />SLC: Magnet<br />
  2. 2. Why does it matters to me?<br />Common problem many teenagers face.<br />People don’t know serious stress can ultimately be.<br />Can lead to serious health issues.<br />Personal experience with the harmful effects of ignoring signs of over stress.<br />
  3. 3. Thesis Statement<br />Stress on teens is a very serious issue that can lead to even more serious health problems and should not be ignored!<br /><ul><li>Mental Problems
  4. 4. Emotional Problems
  5. 5. Physical Problems</li></li></ul><li>Cause of stress on teens:<br />Physical Changes- obsession over self-image.<br />Social Changes and Pressures- attraction towards opposite sex<br />Academic Pressures- paying and getting accepted into college.<br />
  6. 6. Stress Overload!!!<br />How can we detect it?<br />What can it lead to? <br />Health risks include depression, anxiety, digestive problems, panic attacks and even suicide.<br />Increased physical illness, withdrawal from people, increased anger or irritable behavior.<br />
  7. 7. What can stress lead to?<br />Emotional effects include feelings of hopelessness and chronic feelings of worry and nervousness.<br />Mental problems include difficulty short-term and verbal memory and difficulty to pay attention.<br />Physical Problems- weight gain or loss, withdrawal from social situations and obesity.<br />
  8. 8. It’s just stress…<br />Teen stress is often overlooked because people tend to think that adolescents are over-dramatic.<br />Teens who suffer from stress aren’t encouraged to incorporate stress management skills in their lives.<br />Stress in teenagers is a climbing problem that can accelerate to more serious issues.<br />
  9. 9. A Serious Issue!<br />According to the American Institute of Stress in NY, 43% of all adolescents suffer adverse health effects due to stress.<br />75% of all visits to physicians are for stress-related disorders.<br />Some teens may feel so hopeless that they resort to alcohol and drug use and even suicide.<br />
  10. 10. Works Cited<br />Hipp, Earl. Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens. 3rd ed. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing, 2008. Print.<br />National Center for Health and Wellness, Co., “Teen Stress.” The Health Center. National Center for Health and Wellness, Co., 2006. Web. 16 Nov 2010http://www.thehealthcenter.info/een-stress/cause-sof-stress.htm<br />Organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Stress-Its causes and effects. Brooklyn. NY: Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2005. Print.<br />
  11. 11. Conclusion <br />As you have noticed teen stress is a serious issue with growing concerns that has been proven to lead to further health problems.<br />Stress affects many aspects of a teens’ life; mentally, emotionally and even physically.<br />Seriously stressed out teens’ of todays world shouldn’t be neglected!<br />

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