In both good times and bad, most people may feel stressed or anxious in some aspect of their lives.
STRESS: a response to a threat, situation, person, or interaction.
ANXIETY: a reaction to the stress; more long-term, and chronic.
Anxiety is different and more serious than stress, which is adaptive and can be protective. Stress before a test or a big game helps our body and mind focus and perform, for example. However, untreated anxiety or persistent stress can be debilitating (learn more here).
→ Anxiety is common. Nearly 1 in 3 young adults experiences it.
→ Both anxiety and stress are treatable.