4 thoughts on “Top 20 Life-Stressors That Can Trigger Anxiety And Sadness

  • August 13, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    It is even more challenging/stressful if you have had an number of these in the past year. Challenges will make you grow but it is something we have to remind ourselves of. My children changing schools has ben a big stress. We need to have a few tricks to get rid of stress. Tricks that are healthy , legal and worse the time and effort thy take up. Eating chocolate is fine, but I don’t notice it relives stress. Being on my computer is fine, but it can be a really big time waster. Sometimes I really like yoga, sometimes swimming. There are some healthy things, like writing too.

  • April 25, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I see Death of a close family member is near, or at the top of most of these lists, and victim of crime near the middle, or lower. What I don’t find is ‘murder of a child’ listed on any list. I’ve lost my parents, grandparents, in laws, and other family members. The murder of our 23 year old son tops them all. It will be nine months on May 10. The legal process for his killer has us reliving that horrible day over and over and over. The trial starts just over eleven months after we lost our son. I think those in the mental health proffions should really consider revamping your ‘list’ of top life stressors. Nothing I’ve ever been through compares.

  • May 16, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Karen, let me first extend my sincere condolences. I am a mother of three and grandmother of two. What you are experiencing is probably one of the hardest burdens anyone could be asked to bear. Sometimes life just “sucks” as kids say. Your grief will not be quickly resolved, but it will lessen as time passes. What your family is doing now, going through all of the legalities, is the last thing you will be able to do for your son. Start each day with a prayer for strength, acceptance, and courage even if you feel angry at God right now…probably you do. He hears anyway. Know, too, that there are those in this world who share your sadness and your anger. You don’t know me, but I share your grief. I intend to pray for your well being every day. Sometimes a stranger can make a bit of a difference. With love in my heart…God bless you and your family. Betty


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