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Stress: How to help the young person in your life

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Stress is a prevalent and sometimes constructive response to the demands of daily life. It can serve as a source of energy and motivation, driving us to accomplish tasks and goals. Nevertheless, excessive stress or chronic feelings of stress can negatively impact both mental and physical health, leading to a toll on overall well-being.

This article provides information and guidance for parents, caregivers or friends on how to support and assist young individuals who are experiencing stress. Check out the article for tips on how to recognize signs of stress in young people, strategies for communication and active listening, and suggestions for fostering a supportive environment.

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