Stress can affect how people feel physically and mentally. It’s important for everyone to know what causes them stress and how to manage it. Knowing how you feel and how your body reacts can help you learn about what things cause you stress. Feelings or symptoms can be physical and mental. You might often have physical symptoms first, but it’s just as important to be aware of mental and emotional symptoms.
Youth have many stressors. Everyone is different, so what is stressful for one person may not be for another.
Physical signs of stress may include:
Mental signs of stress may include:
Emotional signs of stress may include:
When someone is stressed, you might notice these behaviours:
Issues and challenges can be overwhelming when you feel alone. If you need to talk to someone, find a
crisis centre in your area or call the
Kids Help Phone.
Current as of: March 30, 2020
Author: Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services
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