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November 1, 2017

Daniel Keating on the rise of stress in teens and how to break the cycle

Photo of Daniel KeatingDaniel Keating wrote a piece, Why Are Teens So Stressed Out and What Can Break the Cycle?, for Psychology Today which examines the factors involved in the sharp increase of stress in teenagers, and the tools we can use to break the cycle: “What’s fueling the rise, for all of us but especially among younger generations? We can look to the primary psychological drivers of excess stress: fear, uncertainty, and lack of control…At an individual level, there are things we can do even as we work to solve the bigger societal picture. Three factors that promote resilience—the ability to overcome the effects of toxic stress—come up over and over again.”