While not everyone experiences anxiety, it’s likely that stress will affect everyone at some point in their lives. In the American Psychological Association’s (APA) annual Stress in America report, which was just released, it was found that people who are part of Gen Z (ages 15 to 21) reported the worst mental health of all generations that participated in the study.
Among the most common stressors identified were heavily covered news topics, including gun violence, sexual assault, suicide rates, and migrant family separation, as well as everyday stressors like money. Reacting to difficult experiences or negative news by feeling stressed is a common and valid experience, and learning how to manage it can make a positive difference in your life.
To find out how to identify stress and work through it, Teen Vogue spoke with experts on mental health.