Stress is a fact of life but “it doesn’t need to be a way of life (Dr. Selye, the Father of stress theory). Stress can be caused by many things including school, relationships, or work. There are lots of ways to help you deal with stress in your life. Eating right, getting enough exercise, being with friends and family all help us deal with stress in healthy ways.
Common warning signs of stress:
Being aware of your stress signs is the first step to helping yourself reduce your stress level.
For more information on coping with stress click on: http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/InfoBooth/Emotional-Health/Anxiety.aspx
Sometimes however, these feelings don’t leave. When this happens, it can affect our lives – our schoolwork, family, friendships, and relationships. When we feel this way we may not enjoy things we used to – like sports, video games and hanging out with friends. Consider talking with a school counsellor, family doctor, or wellness worker about how you feel.
If you or one of your friends have been feeling stressed, depressed, angry or are hearing strange noises or seeing things that are not there, you need to reach out and get help. The sooner you get help, the better. In the Yukon there is a number of places you can call or ask for help:
If you or a friend need immediate assistance, you can call 911.
Here are some other great websites and links about Mental Health
Kids Help Phone
– A Canada-wide, toll-free, phone (1-800-668-6868) - A Canada-wide, toll-free, phone, Live Chat, and online resources children and youth. Available 24/7. The Kids Help Phone also has a cool website with lots of information about issues you or your friends might be facing.