Leaving Cert – 12 Steps to Help Reduce Stress

Leaving Cert can be stressful…there’s no denying.

Statistics show the rate of depression and anxiety among teenagers have increased by 70% in the past 25 years.

A survey by Pieta House last year revealed 50% of students say that school pressure is their top concern.

“There has been a 163% increase in the number of under 18s presenting to Pieta House due to suicide or self-harm in the last five years. In 2016 alone, over 1000 teenagers received treatment at Pieta House.”

Leaving Cert - 12 Steps to Help Reduce Stress

I was delighted to be invited recently to speak to Leaving Cert students on ways to reduce exam stress.

I spoke to the them about; preparation; what the road to success really looks like; how their parents love them; life after the Leaving Cert; and their many options.

If you have a family member or friend doing exams this year you may wish to share this post with them.

Finally, here’s a helpful article on reducing neck and back pain while studying.

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Dr. Benjamin Martin is a Chiropractor and speaker on Health and Wellbeing. Ben is regularly called on to discuss health topics and chiropractic on radio, tv and press. His promise is to adjust and educate as many families as possible towards optimal health. His work changes lives and has restored people's quality of life.
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