An Overload of Stress


What students deal with in the span of their teenage years.

Yasmeen Ammourah, Writer/Editor

In high school, there has been a rising number of higher education and a great effort for gifted students, but when is it too much? Students in this era have had an outstanding amount of higher rankings in education and employment and have been proven to be some of the best for the past century. But while there has been an advance in education and intelligence there has also been a rise in stress and pressure on students.

Over the course of the past few years, the students of this decade have had an increased amount of work because of the advancement of classes such as AP and college course classes but every student has the same emotions about it, this is a bit too much. In 2015, a study was proceeded by NYU about how high school students dealt with their stress more than students in the past, where classes were based on learning more than just work that was given to us.

However, there is growing awareness that many subgroups of youth experience high levels of chronic stress, to the extent that it impedes their abilities to succeed academically, compromises their mental health functioning, and fosters risk behavior. ”

— Noelle Leonard, PhD, a senior research scientist at the New York University College of Nursing

Students have been dealing with stress over and over because of requirements to impress colleges to accept them. This has become such an issue that students are beginning to not get enough sleep to get them through the next day.

Over time, the youth gets more and more pressure to become better for the future and to be the best when this responsibility was never what teenagers were raised to have the burden of. Most students deal with extracurricular’s such as clubs and athletics which by itself is too much for others but on top of other classes manage to hurt others GPA and their work ethic.

While they are rising up to the top, maybe the older generations should consider how 14-18 year olds feel about having a constant schedule of work throughout a majority of their life to the day of retirement.