Lexington High School

Reducing Stress and Developing Resiliency


For Students

What Ownership Do Students Have ?

Stress is not a problem for all students, and students who do report having chronic stress identify a variety of sources as stressors—parents, students, college, peers, school, etc. Parents, schools, and the students themselves own a significant piece of both the problem and the solution. Ultimately, however, the onus of stress rests primarily on the students themselves. Students often report that they are their worst enemies with the choices they make, the pressure they put on themselves by being competitive with peers, and by normalizing perfectionist tendencies. Emphasis needs to be on helping students gain better control over their lives, defining success in more than just terms of grades, and giving them skills to better cope with stress. Students can and need to take action to mitigate the effects of stress.

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What students have to say about Stress

Student Perspective - Leah Messing Speaks
2009 Challenge Success Fall Conference

Get your Personal Stress Profile: http://www.bam.gov/sub_yourlife/yourlife_stressometer.html

Stress Management Tips For Students

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Be true to yourself

Engage fully in things you like and are interested in

Chow down!

Get your zzzzz’s.

Get a work out

Don’t overload your schedule

Keep grades in their proper perspective

Break big tasks into smaller ones

Two heads can be better than one


Don't go it alone

Take a break

Keep the college stuff under control

Try Yoga

Relaxation techniques

Have a cry

Keep a journal

Additional information

Here are some links to some additional information that students might find useful.

A Teen's Personalized Guide to Managing Stress (American Academy of Pediatrics)