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Stress. Distress vs. Eustress. What is Stress?. Your body’s physical response to changes that go on around you. . The 2 Types of Stress. Distress Stress that is negative and can cause illnesses Causes feelings such as anxiety, fear, sadness, depression. Examples of Distress:.

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stress

Stress

Distress vs. Eustress

what is stress
What is Stress?
  • Your body’s physical response to changes that go on around you.
the 2 types of stress
The 2 Types of Stress

Distress

Stress that is negative and can cause illnesses

Causes feelings such as anxiety, fear, sadness, depression.

examples of distress
Examples of Distress:
  • A death in the family
  • Divorce
  • Failing a test
  • Moving to a new home/school
  • Giving a speech
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Eustress

Positive stress, stress that can help you reach your peak potential.

Causes feelings such as excitement, joy, happiness

examples of eustress
Examplesof Eustress:
  • Graduation
  • Going on a roller coaster
  • Making a team at school
  • Getting good grades
  • Going on vacation
what is a stressor
What is a stressor?

Anything that causes stress.

Stressors can be negative or positive.

what is a defense mechanism
What is a Defense Mechanism?

A way that people mentally deal with stress.

When people make excuses or blame others instead of admitting they are just stressed out about a situation.

physical ways to deal with stress
Physical ways to deal with Stress:

Negative:

  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Doing drugs
  • Bullying
  • Fighting
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Positive

  • Exercising
  • Take a walk
  • Reading
  • Crying
  • Listen to music
what is the fight or flight response
What is the fight-or-flight response?

The way your body physically deals with stress.

step 1
Step#1

A stressor needs to occur.

step 2
Step#2

The stressor stimulates the body to release a hormone called adrenaline.

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Adrenaline helps in 4 ways:

  • Makes you really strong
  • Stops you from feeling pain
  • Helps you think clearly
  • Helps erase traumatic memories
step 3
Step#3

The body releases glycogen, the body’s form of stored sugar.

Glycogen gives the body a back-up supply of energy.

many physical changes occur
Many physical changes occur….
  • Sweating increases
  • Breathing increases
  • Blood to heart, lungs,

muscles and brain increase

long term stress can lead to
Long-term stress can lead to….
  • Heart Attack
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Stroke
  • Ulcer
  • Depression
  • Suicide
warning signs of suicide
Warning Signs of Suicide….
  • Talking about it
  • Being depressed
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Dropping usual activities
  • Stop talking to friends/family
  • Not taking care of one’s self
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