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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


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


Positive

  • Exercising

  • Take a walk

  • Reading

  • Crying

  • Listen to music


Fight-or-Flight

Response


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.


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


Immune and digestive system slow down because less blood is sent to these parts of the body.


What 3 substances give us energy during fight or flight response
What 3 substances give us energy during fight-or-flight response?

  • Adrenaline

  • Glycogen

  • Oxygen


Long term stress can lead to
Long-term stress can lead to…. response?

  • Heart Attack

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Stroke

  • Ulcer

  • Depression

  • Suicide


Warning signs of suicide
Warning Signs of Suicide…. response?

  • Talking about it

  • Being depressed

  • Giving away prized possessions

  • Dropping usual activities

  • Stop talking to friends/family

  • Not taking care of one’s self