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Stress & Coping (Topic Center)

What Is Stress?

Stress is a normal response to life’s changes, pressures, and challenges. It can help you get ready for what’s ahead.

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  • Talking to a Therapist

    Therapists are trained to help people with all kinds of problems. Find out how therapy helps people when they are going through a tough time.

  • Keeping Stress in Check

    It's good to act before stress gets to be too much. Here are 10 ways to manage everyday stress.

Dealing With Stress in Your Life

Everyone feels stressed out at times. You can avoid getting too stressed out by handling everyday pressures and problems, asking for help when you need it, and making time to relax.

Getting Help at Home

It's good to have a parent's help, advice, and support. Here are tips on having good conversations and asking for help when you need it. 

Getting Help at School

When you need to talk to an adult who isn't a parent or relative, school counselors and teachers can be a great place to start.

Coping With Common Stressors

Family tensionSports pressureHomework overload. The more practice we get at handling everyday challenges, the better we get at dealing with challenges in general.

Relaxation Exercise

Try this guided meditation to help you relax.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Life is about going for things. And when we do, rejection is always a possibility.

    Find out how to cope

  • We all mess up at times. An apology tells someone that we're sorry for the hurt we caused — even if we didn't do it on purpose. 

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  • Beyond helping you get good grades, organization skills help you in just about everything in life. The more you practice, the better you'll get.

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