You’re not alone if you’re feeling more stress these days. Surveys show that 79 percent of Americans sometimes or frequently feel stress, and this was before the pandemic.
Stress went into overdrive in 2020. According to one report, 78 percent of Americans said that COVID is a significant source of stress.
If you struggle with depression, you’re not alone. About 16.2 million adults in America (that about 6.7 percent of all adults) experienced a major depressive episode during the past year.
Stress is often classified as a negative emotion, but a certain amount of stress can make you more resilient to life’s challenges and obstacles.
Stress for children comes from many sources. School, peer pressure, homework, the constant flow of bad news on TV, and social media are among the things that kids stress about.