Monday, October 05, 2009

Young, free and anxious

A YouGov poll of 2,000 adults has found that two-thirds of them feel stressed or anxious at least once a week. One in three young women suffered from frequent anxiety (most days or every day) compared to one in ten young men. Money worries were given as the main cause of worry by 45% of the respondents, followed by job prospects (33%) and pressure from school or university (29%). Some of the sample said that they would seek advice or support from a partner or friend but almost a third (31%) said that they kept anxiety and stress to themselves.

1 comment:

Joy said...

Anxiety overload is a big problem for young people. The article stated that they need to learn better coping at home and at school. There are healthy strategies to help them through stressful and difficult times that they can learn with anxiety counseling. It's unfortunate that they don't seek support, but rather keep stress to themselves. Interesting article. Thank you.