The Effect of Life Stress on Mental Health and Coping Response among Government Employee

Sunil Kumar


The modern world, which is said to be a world of achievements, is also a world of stress. One finds stress everywhere, whether it be within the family, business organization/enterprise or any other social or economic activity. Right from the time of birth till the last breath drawn, an individual is invariably exposed to various stressful situations. Thus, it is not surprising that interest in the issue has been rising with the advancement of the present century which has been called the ‘Age of Anxiety and Stress’.

            Stress is a subject which is hard to avoid. The term is discussed not only in our everyday conversations but has become enough of a public issue to attract widespread media attention whether it be radio, television, newspapers or magazines, the issue of stress figures everywhere, Different people have different views about it as stress can be experienced from a variety of sources. Ask the opinions of five different people and you are likely to get at least five different definitions. The businessperson views stress as frustration or emotional tension; the air traffic controller sees it as a problem of alertness and concentration; the biochemist thinks of it as a purely chemical event.

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