A new survey by the American Psychological Association revealed high stress levels among teens, especially during the school year.

Teens reported that their stress level during the school year—which they ranked as 5.8, on average, with 10 being the worst—was beyond what they perceived to be a healthy range. (Adults ranked their stress level at 5.1.)

Nearly one in three teens reported feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or sad as a result of stress. More than one-third of teens felt tired from stress, and some frequently skipped meals because they were too anxious to eat




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