The stress caused by school has many unhealthy and dangerous side effects. According to Denise Pope, a professor from Stanford University, high amounts of homework can lead to mental and physical health problems in students (Binns). C.M. Rubin has also said that stress, anxiety, and depression levels have been increasing in adolescents recently. In a Challenge Success Survey, 67 percent of high school students said that they were often or always stressed about school.
A quarter of America's teenagers are suffering from an anxiety disorder. This can be attributed to the challenge every teenager faces, high school. The high school in itself is not the sole factor, but in cases of stress-induced anxiety, it adds pressure to students creating even more stress. Dealing with pressure is a part of growing up and being prepared for everyday life; however, today’s , but high-schoolers are being overwhelmed with stress. A survey by the American Psychological Association showed that almost 45% of high schoolers experience stress from their respective school.
My claim for this argument paper will be based on “Bullying in high school can affect many students lifestyle mentally and physically; therefore, we should encourage others to help spread this awareness”. I’ve witness many bully occurrences in my high school years, seen them on abc30 action news, or from a topic story from an article through the internet. Also, many victims who had experienced bully had a real difficult time of trying to find a solution, or even getting help. In contrast, many victims had hurt themselves, or try to commit to suicide due to being picked on every day. Even more, this causes many students minds to think negatively, affecting their behavior around others (family or friends), and school work as well.
Researchers suggest that academic stress plays a big role in a college student’s depression. Most people know that college is a lot harder than high school ... ... middle of paper ... ...at allows for comfort and disclosure. If a student is struggling with depression, educated RAs can play a big role in that particular student’s life. As it has been proven, students and depression across campuses are becoming more common daily, and it must be taken as a serious matter. There are many causes that result in depression, such as personal stress and academic stress.
A majority of college students have reported experiencing different levels of stress throughout their college careers. From entering a new school and environment to becoming independent, maintaining high grades and beginning a new life, students deal with a tremendous amount of pressure. Throughout their college education, college students experience stress that affects them psychologically, physically, and socially. This, in turn, requires college officials to introduce a variety of programs on and off campus to help college students overcome the stress that they encounter. College students, generally 18 to 24 years old, are vulnerable and the most likely of all the demographic groups to experience stress.
Surveys show that 9.4 percent of high school students report being hit, slapped, or physically hurt (CDC). Nearly 1.5 million high school students experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. The sexual, emotional, and verbal abuse from a letter surpasses other types of youth violence (Love is Respect). Dating is not definite the same among all ages; however, 72 percent of 8th and 9th graders are dating. Nearly 25 percent of 14 to 17 years old surveyed know at least one student who was a victim of dating violence (The Clothesline Project).
There have been multiple studies conducted to show that high school students are stressed. For example, In May of 2013 there was an article called, One in three teenagers suffers chronic stress, and it explained that thirty percent of high school students were overwhelmed with stress and considered it to be serious. Stress can affect a high school student in a good way and, or a bad way. Stress in students come from the pressure of having to be the very best in personal relationships between your family and peers, sports, and academics. Trying to balance relationships with family and peers can be difficult at times.
The recent surveys show that about 10-15% of college students are depressed (Lindsey 2009). Depression can be a debilitating illness especially when many students attend college away from their close friends and family. This could result in students with more suicidal thoughts and attempts at suicide. In fact, the number of students with suicidal thoughts has tripled over the past 13 years as the number of students seeking help for depression doubled in the same span (Lindsey 2009). Depression can effect these teens in other areas of their life as well.
Kirsten Schuder, a Mental Health Professional and associate from Press and MTVU conducted a survey in 2008 that said, “More than half of students (60%) reported that severe stress interfered with their ability to complete their schoolwork more often than once, and that this statistic reflects an increase from 2008.” In terms of academic students face stressors in college with course work plus testing. We have weekly or regular testing, midterm and finals. After all this testing, most of us have the stress of preparing to test in order to gain a license for the field of study that we plan to enter. These fields might include teaching, social work, nursing and many other areas. Testing puts a lot of pressure on students to do well in every course.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by school work? Two out of every three college students admit that at a certain point in their college career, they have experienced school-related stress. Throughout their college education, students endure different levels of stress that affect them psychologically, socially and physically. Stressful circumstances have been essential in the development of mental illness in college students. Elizabeth Lukas states that "worldwide research has shown that 20% of all cases of psychological illnesses are caused by an existential frustration and value conflict" (Hong, p531-11p).