Types of Stress

Acute stress

is the most common type of stress. It comes from demands and pressures of the recent past and anticipated demands and pressures of the near future. is actually the type of stress that brings out excitement, joy and thrill in our lives for example riding a roller coaster in a theme park is a scenario that brings about acute stress yet also excitement. However if that same roller coaster was higher and went on longer than you would have wanted that is also acute stress, but acute stress is short term and doesn't have enough time to do the extensive damage associated with long-term stress.

Chronic stress

Chronic stress could be described as the opposite of acute stress, it is long term and it is the grinding stress that wears people away day after day, year after year. Chronic stress destroys bodies, minds and lives. It wreaks havoc through long-term attrition. Chronic stress is the stress that drains your body from the taxes and demands of daily life but also it can stem from traumatic, early childhood experiences that become internalized and remain forever painful and present.

Chronic stress can also appear through heart attacks, strokes and through suicide. It can wear people down to a fatal breakdown due to the fact that physical and mental resources are depleted from long term attrition. This highlights how important our own mental health is and understand what can negatively affect our minds and bodies.