This is a re-scheduled event from Oct 10
Teens routinely say that their school-year stress levels are far higher than they think is healthy and their average reported stress exceeds that of adults. According to a recent survey, 30 percent of teens reported feeling sad or depressed because of stress and 31 percent felt overwhelmed. Another 36 percent said that stress makes them tired and 23 percent said they’ve skipped meals because of it.
On average, teens reported their stress level, when reported on a ten-point scale, is higher than that of adults. Unfortunately, this trend is no surprise to experts who work with teens. They say that the pressures of schoolwork, social life, sports or other activities — combined with a relentless media culture — mean that young people may be more tense than ever before.
As parents and teachers, it is our responsibility to provide the right kind of environment and level of support for our students; to help them prepare for the future with balance and coping strategies and encouraging them to enjoy their free moments, unencumbered by anxiety. Easier said than done!AmCham invites you to join us on November 21 from 6:00 – 7:30pm for the first in a three-part Health & Wellness series that focuses on teen stress. Our distinguished speaker, Dr. Yvonne Becher, will help us unpack this issue – providing information about the stress and pressures faced by teenagers.
Through her presentation and Q&A Dr. Becher will help us understand what our children are facing and discuss ways in which we can support them at this critical time in their lives.
First 15 minutes is for networking
Light refreshment included
Hosted by the Education Committee