In health right now, we are talking about mental health. We have to answer three questions about the following story below.
James just moved from B.C. to a school in Ontario. As a grade 8 student, moving half way through a school year, he's having a hard time adjusting to all this change. He feels the reasons for his move are private, and he's not comfortable discussing them with anyone, but people keep asking about it. He feels like after the first two weeks in his new class he doesn't want to be friends with anyone. His teacher, along with the work being assigned, seems so different from what he was doing out west. James is becoming very stressed out. Just recently, he verbally abused his bus driver on his way to school and was given a suspension.
Some of the key points in this story is that James is having a hard time adjusting to the change of moving. James has a hard time with adjusting to his teacher and the class environment. He is also having a hard time with the social part of school because he does not want to be friends with anybody and people are asking him questions that he does not feel comfortable answering. With all of the stress James is feeling, he verbally abused his bus driver on his way home. With doing that he got suspended.
One strategy that James could use to help with his stress is that he could go and seek help from a professional. If he talked to somebody that is a professional he might find better ways to deal with his stress.
My question is that what is one way that you deal with your stress?