What's causing all this stress? According to surveys sponsored by MTVu, the top problems faced by young people were:
- academic responsibilities and competition
- anxiety about the future
- excessive commitments
- peer pressure / bullying
- international affairs / threats
Thankfully, there are many options available specifically for young people seeking help. One great site to check out if you want more info / ways to help yourself or a friend is Half of Us, which is sponsored by MTVu. The site offers self-assessment tools, loads of information, and also has a phone hot-line for immediate needs.