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Stress in teens & young adults

Pōkaikaha ki ngā taiohi me rangatahi

Stress is a part of life; you cannot avoid it. Throughout life, good and bad things happen. If you know some ways of managing stress well, you are more likely to stay on track. Otherwise, you can get stuck with ways of coping that do not really help and can actually pull you down.

Remember, your teenage years are a time of huge change for you. Your mind and body are changing and developing all the time. It is normal to feel overwhelmed at times.

If you are struggling to cope with stuff and you do not feel you have anyone to talk to, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor. Remember, they have to keep your visit private and cannot tell other people what you talk about. If that feels a bit full-on to start with, you could try one of these free phone counselling lines.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed December 2023.

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