Stress overtakes drugs and alcohol as biggest challenge for youths: Youthline study – Stuff.co.nz

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When thinking about trouble facing many teens after high school some of the things that may come to mind is the possibility of drug or alcohol use and getting into other trouble. Stress is for many not even a consideration. However stress that teens face after exiting high school can significantly impact their lives. Studying for exams after the process of all the paperwork filings and interviews to get into a good college and then trying to figure out how to survive on the average one hundred sixty dollar a week college student budget can be another. Finding ways to alleviate some of this stress will improve overall productivity and well being for young teens.

Key Takeaways:

  • Finishing assignments, passing exams and working out how to get by on $160 seven days in Auckland are the key drivers of worry for first year social work understudy Ebony Fleming.
  • Positioned first by 14 percent of respondents, stress was likewise distinguished as the issue that brought on the best individual challenges.
  • Youthline showcasing data and correspondences administrator Briana Hill said the study results were reliable with universal discoveries

“The 19-year-old’s experience is consistent with the findings from a recent Youthline survey of 400 young New Zealanders aged 16 to 24 years-old in which stress came out ahead of drugs and alcohol as the single biggest issue for young people.”

Read more: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/91646679/stress-overtakes-drugs-and-alcohol-as-biggest-challenge-for-youths

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