Psychology: De-stressing the American Teen

Media reports in the last few years illustrate a high prevalence of stress among American teens. Being stressed all the time for teens is standard if one looks at it from a general life perspective, with many teens engaging in sports, co-curricular activities, school work, and hobbies while juggling part-time work and other household responsibilities. However, today's stress levels are not akin to those teens experienced decades ago. Something must have shifted in the environment, and the triggers caused a significant stress load across different American teen demographics. The digital age has brought forth a plethora of stressors, leaving our youth vulnerable to emotional turmoil.

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