You feel it when you palpate a massage client’s tense tissues.
You see it in a client’s restricted, shallow breathing. You hear it in a client’s sad or anxious voice.
It is stress, and stress in America is more pervasive than ever, according to results of a national survey released July 25.
Stress in America
The Grokker Innovation Labs 2017 State of Stress Survey released by employee wellness company Grokker and SurveyMonkey found that the three things Americans identified as stressing them out the most are global stability (73 percent), terrorism (68 percent) and political climate (68 percent).
“A whopping 96 percent of Americans experienced at least one physical symptom associated with stress since the 2016 Presidential election,” noted a statement from Grokker.
“Over half of all respondents experienced clear signs of mental strain closely associated with stress, with 53 percent reporting feeling overwhelmed, anxious or nervous,” according to the statement. “More disturbingly, 45 percent experienced depression, a serious mental health concern.”
Details of the survey on stress in America, including what people are stressed about and how they deal with stress, are presented in this infographic: