Youth, Grades and Stress
Academic stress is the stress young people experience when school work is getting too much to handle.
Is stress bad for you?
It depends on the amount and how long you are exposed to it. Short-term stress can be good for you because it motivates you to get things done. If you feel stressed most of the time, it can lead to emotional and physical problems. If that is what you are experiencing, it is important to seek help.
What can I do if I am experiencing academic stress?
Talk to your teachers or counselors about your concerns and see if something can be done about your workload.
If you have difficulty with a particular class, talk to your teacher or counselor and see if you can get tutoring.
Also, learn to improve your organizational skills and prioritize your work.