Stats Speaking

Balancing homework, jobs, and extracurricular activities simultaneously, the average Carnegie Mellon student is no stranger to stress. As the school year wraps up and exams approach — along with numerous other obligations, assignments, and responsibilities — students may find it interesting to learn that April is National Anxiety and Stress Awareness Month. With this in mind, let's set aside the textbooks and take a look at the numbers concerning stress in the United States:

The number of American adults ages 18 and older who have an anxiety disorder: 40 million

The percentage of Americans who would welcome help in dealing with stress in their lives: 66 percent

The percentage of American workers who are unhappy in their current job environment due to work-related stress: 70 percent

The percentage of Americans who leave their jobs due to stress at the workplace: 33 percent