If you are feeling more stressed out than ever before, you're likely not alone.

Stress is an unavoidable part of life, with many sources ranging from financial worries to the pressures of work and strained relationships.

According to the American Psychological Association, last year, Americans found themselves grappling with a variety of stressors, including money concerns, economic instability, and health-related issues.

The Landscape of Stress in America

In 2023, nearly every age group reported experiencing higher levels of stress compared to pre-pandemic times, except for those aged 65 and older.

State-by-State Stress: Seeking Relief

Seeking to provide insight into where Americans might find respite from the strains of modern life, WalletHub conducted a comprehensive analysis of stress levels across all 50 states.

Their study looked into 40 key indicators, from work hours to sleep quality, to gauge the stress landscape across the nation.

Key Dimensions of Stress

  1. Work-Related Stress: Examining factors such as average hours worked per week to understand the impact of professional pressures.
  2. Money-Related Stress: Assessing metrics like personal bankruptcy rates to gauge the financial strains faced by residents.
  3. Family-Related Stress: Looking at indicators related to familial relationships and obligations.
  4. Health- & Safety-Related Stress: Considering aspects such as access to healthcare and crime rates, which can contribute to overall stress levels.

How Stressed Out Are Montanans?

Although it's difficult to speak to everyone's circumstances, thankfully, Montana is not at the top of this list.

Afterall, we have some pretty epic opportunities to blow off stress here in the Treasure State!

Source: WalletHub

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