Morton East students suffer from anxiety


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Some Morton East Students suffer from anxiety due to problems at home or school. 

According to ‘’, signs for anxiety are restless feeling on edge, getting tired easily, difficulty concentrating or feeling their mind or blank, irritability, muscular tension, or sleep disturbances. A report had been made that 9% of teens have some type of anxiety, 8.3% with anxiety disorder have severe impairment as a result 38% females have an anxiety disorder and 26.1% males have anxiety disorders. High school and college students are most likely to suffer from anxiety and depression. About 70% of teens say anxiety and depression is a major problem. Anxiety and depression have made the top list of teen problems next to bullying, drug addiction, drinking alcohol, poverty, teen pregnancy, and gangs. There are many ways to cope with anxiety like, keep talking and listening, boost your friends emotionally, encourage good health, and investigate outside support. In a random survey of 100 students, 58 students reported that they suffered from some sort of anxiety.  

Many of the students surveyed said they suffered from some type of anxiety.  

“It sucks. Those panic attacks just happen out of nowhere and I break out,” said senior Nayely Magallon.  

 Many students suffer from severe anxiety, and that where panic attacks come in play. 

“Sometimes, I could just be laying down in the living room, and I start feeling anxious. I could be walking down the hallways in school and I start having little panic attacks,” said sophomore Valeria Serrano. 

Usually when people start feeling anxious at the most random time it is due to nervousness or having that feeling deep down that you have something to do but don’t know what. 

“Getting out from work late and having a big test the next morning gets me anxious, knowing I will fail for not getting enough sleep or time to study,” junior Jose Moreno said.  

While some students suffer from panic attacks and anxiety associated with school problems, work or at home problems, there are some students who suffer from separation anxiety. 

“I remember sleeping over my cousins house and about 1 hour in, I started to miss and want my grandma and soon after that I began to cry. I remember feeling so alone and misunderstood. They eventually had to call my grandma because my cousins and aunts didn’t know how to settle me down,” said senior Karissa Coss. 

Separation anxiety is a condition in which a child becomes fearful and nervous when away from home or separated from a loved one — usually a parent or other caregiver — to whom the child is attached.  Anxiety is really a feeling of worry and uncontrolled eagerness so to control, you must learn how to take appropriate action 

“What I do to calm myself down is I use the feeling of anxiety to motivate me to make lists mentally about the things that I should do step by step in order to accomplish a goal or task. It helps because when I am done, I no longer have the feeling of unsteadiness and puzzlement,” junior Giovanni Coss said.