We all experience stress at some points in our lives. Stress can be short lived or in can be around for long periods of time. Stress can affect people both emotionally and physically, and it can affect the way people behave. Severe stress can also sometimes lead to suicidal feelings.

Symptoms of stress may include:

  • irritability
  • feeling overwhelmed
  • feeling anxious, nervous or afraid
  • having racing thoughts
  • inability to enjoy oneself
  • feeling depressed
  • lacking interest in life
  • feeling lonely
  • physiological symptoms of anxiety
  • finding it hard to make decisions
  • constantly worrying
  • eating too much or too little
  • smoking or drinking alcohol more than usual
  • being tearful or crying