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1 How stressed is your state? on 4/16/2017, 11:39 am

It looks as if this list of stressed states was compiled from data collected last January. I was sort of surprised that so much of the old South is super stressed, at the top of the list. I would have thought that electing their new president would have cheered them up? On the other hand the results of the election can only be comforting to a certain degree. Still the stress in the South is curious?



"The percentage of Americans who reported experiencing at least one symptom of stress over the past month rose from 71 percent in August 2016 to 80 percent in January 2017," The American Psychological Association reported in February.

So where is this stress hitting Americans the hardest?
WalletHub, a personal finance website, produced a study titled "2017’s Most & Least Stressed States" that ranks all 50 states (and D.C.) in terms of stress levels.


Alabama is stressed AF.
The overall stress level of each state (and D.C.) is assessed by looking at four main stressors: work-related, money-related, family-related, and health & safety-related stressors. It was scored in each of these categories based on 33 relevant metrics (like "average commute time" under work-related stress and "divorce rate" under family-related stress) and given points.

"We then calculated the overall score for each state and the District based on its weighted average across all metrics," the researchers explain "and used the resulting scores to construct our final ranking."

The conclusion? Alabama is considered the most stressed state in the nation, with Minnesota as the least stressed.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1UAexd/:1nYyVC8Q3:46iub4jt/www.attn.com/stories/16123/where-your-state-ranks-according-stress

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3 Re: How stressed is your state? on 4/16/2017, 2:21 pm

It is so much more raw in the South in my experience. I remember meeting my first person from Nebraska when I was working in High School. Spoke perfect King's English, his writing was cogent, and his personality was laid back. He had finished high school in Nebraska and had no desire to go to college. He was very honest and straightforward when dealing with people. My visits to Nebraska since found exactly the same. MN exactly the same. Now Wisconsin there is stress.....for some reason cheeseheads have stress.

In the south for me it is simple. Poverty, hypocrisy in religious tenets, and very visible class divisions. When I was a kid in Birmingham there was a tension which was not even racial in the air. The air around Birmingham was so polluted that you could smell the steel mills twenty miles away. I find for the most part living in rural Illinois where farmers are prospering is entirely different than suburban Chicago area where tensions are much higher. I just find it incredible with so much wealth and prosperity in this country that as a whole we are so stressed when you would think that Maslow's hierarchy would find us happy.

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4 Re: How stressed is your state? on 4/17/2017, 3:13 am

I'm not sure I buy this. Stress is a very subjective feeling and what produces it may vary by age, sex and race and other factors.

Nine of the 13 alleged "experts" are women--70%--and all of them are academics. Female academics are notoriously loopy.

Ask any middle-aged, married, heterosexual male and he'll tell you that what stresses him out is vastly different from the crazy shit that stresses-out his wife.

As people get older what stresses them out changes significantly. The same is true for different income levels, races and social statuses.

This article strikes me as pseudo-scientific clickbait....     which is an overly polite way of saying horseshit.

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5 Re: How stressed is your state? on 4/19/2017, 2:50 pm

I saw data from crisis niches and the election. Niches like people going through breakups or financial difficulties. There's all sorts of searches online for help, calls to crisis lines, etc.

There were even reports of Hillary supporters calling crisis lines and asking what they should do. It's incredible how helpless people can become with politics.

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6 Re: How stressed is your state? on 4/19/2017, 5:51 pm

wolfhouse wrote:I saw data from crisis niches and the election. Niches like people going through breakups or financial difficulties. There's all sorts of searches online for help, calls to crisis lines, etc.

There were even reports of Hillary supporters calling crisis lines and asking what they should do. It's incredible how helpless people can become with politics.

WTF?

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