February 26, 2007 12:12pm CST
its a common thing ,a common disease ,a common problem we come across all countries in da world.India is also facing this problem a lot....the teenagers in india are under too mcuh of pressure,Pressure to perform in academics,pressure to live life as per their parents,pressure to have an ambition as per parents choice.....too many pressures to list...in such cases teens become more vulnerable to smoking,alchohol or drugs...they felll into a vicious trench of depression and never seem to come out....the more they strugle with it ,the deeper they sink......they sink even if they are not struggling...the pshiatrists are out there.....but teens dont get opened up to somebody so easily...especially indian pschyatrists arent proffesional enough and are more interested in earning money rather than solving the GEnx problems.....in such state teens tend to lose thr self confidence...they start lackin self belief...and thus at times ruins their carer n their life.....im myself a victim of stress and depression ....and there must be many more teenagers out here facing with the same problem....i hope that my discussion makes some parents out here think ab it ..and thus lead them to ideal parenting.....i know there must be many ppl out here to criticise my stand....but im open to everything...let ur says comein tooo
• United States
26 Feb 07
stress has become inevitable in every stage of life, can be peer pressure, need to excel in the field,maintain the social status, social responsibility, ans lots of othr things.But just running away and succumbing to addiction is not the right idea.Instead of running away we should learn to handle our stress related problems the correct way,and be vctorious in all the challenges of life..
27 Feb 07
never helped..running hasn hlped any cause...bu we need to analyse that why there is so much stresss amng youngsters this generation......there were no such stress 50 years ago....even 20 yrs ago...this problem has arised very recently..as he world is devloping such problems are coping up and we need to know he root cause of all this...at times i feel that peoples minds hav becum too fragile and too vulnerable...maybe thats why ppl arent able to cope with stress ......we gotto know the root and destroy it...thats the only strict measure we can tak against this new thing
• United States
3 Mar 07
smart_chap, I have talked to a few teenagers and some of the things they are stressing is unreal. We never had that worry hanging over our head when we were growing up. Things like is the world even going to be here when they are older, they even talk about the situation going on right now with Iraq. They worry about the world being blown up. Some of them even have mentioned about the way the wild life is treated. Our teenagers have had to grow up a whole lot faster than we did and some of it stems from the world situation today. I do think we need to encourage the teenagers to open up and talk about what is bothering them. Because obviously there is some deep things on their mind.
3 Sep 07
i am the Youth President at my Church and I find that young people stick with me. They say i am funny and i use this to reach them. They are particular abt who they realte to but if they feel that you are with them and a good friend you would get everything. Just be their friend not a lecturer or a judge just their friend and they will open up to you. Sometimes they dont trust their parents but youas an outsider they would trust you if the approach is right. dont press them to much to open up become their friend and this will happen.
3 Sep 07
greatest stres our tenagers have today is finding a job after studying. Some also have the concept of not wnating towork just to sit on the corner and beg and I beleive that these are the ones wreaking havoc on society along with those who cant get a good job. I beleive we need to pay closer attention to our teenagers and ensure that they are socialised properly.
5 Sep 07
well when 50 yrs ago ...ppl talked abt stress......stress was meant for adults...adults meanin ppl suffering after getting married n haveing a family life...stress due to finance...stress due to work..stress due to tension in family life...now a days stress factor is also seen among teens....im sure 50 yrs frm now babies wud also be having stress...he more the world devlops financially n technologoically..stresses n diseases r ought to increase
• United States
9 Apr 07
Teens do have a lot of stress. Parents think that just because they don't work or have house payments, and pay bills such as these that teens have it easy but they don't. They have peer pressure which is very hard on a young person. Then they have the stress of what are they going to do with their life after they graduate. I am glad that I am not a teen in this day because it was simplier when I was growing up. We as teens still had stress but not like the stress the teens today have. You should not be critizied for what you believe. In this case I think you have hit the nail on the head.
11 Oct 07
Good topic for discussion as it is true that stress is a blight on modern day life. it is a constrant theme in our day-today existence- a consequence of over ambitious, over burdened, fast paced living. Abundance of stress contribute to approx 85% of medical problems and is the root cause of many disease in this modern life.Constant stress not only damage the health also destroys one's judgement and distorts the decision making process.