Stress
Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of threat or demand.

What is stress?

Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of threat or demand. When you sense danger – whether it’s real or imagined – your body’s defences kick in and you may begin to feel stressed.

If you are in danger of being hurt or harmed in any way, that’s not ok. It’s important that you talk to an adult you trust if you feel this way. 

Things that might cause a person to feel stressed include:

  • Life Changes
  • Illness
  • Injury
  • Abuse
  • Family
  • School, College or Work
  • Bullying​

Support is available

Childline is always here to listen. You can talk to us about anything that is on your mind at any time of the day or night and we won’t judge you. 

Other supports available include:

yourmentalhealth.ie

is a site provided by the HSE. There you can find information about many issues related to mental health and also find information about other support services.​

jigsaw.ie

is the National Centre for Youth Mental Health. Jigsaw Services provide young people aged 12-25 with a place they can visit for free and confidential support from trained mental health professionals.

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