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New Orleans Ranked the 5th Most Stressed-Out American City

09:00 March 31, 2021
By: Kala Hathorn

In life, we all experience some kind of growing pains, whether big or small. For some of us, these small growing pains can lead to major amounts of stress. From dealing with children, jobs, schools, health, and relationships, stress can take its toll in a number of areas in our lives. According to a recent survey study on justgreatlawyers.com, the main area that stress is dominating in is the financial category. The study further includes that money tops the list of stressors by a sizable margin at 3.69 on a scale of 1-5, while work follows closely behind at 3.32. This number is steadily increasing with the number of individuals who have been financially impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Another contributing stress factor is healthcare, which ranks number 3 in its category. Politics and personal safety are the least ranking stress related categories. When it comes to cities being affected by stress, the city of New Orleans ranks approximately 4.81 on the list. This is compared to Indianapolis, which ranks 5.20 on the list and is the highest. If you are from the city of New Orleans and wondering what is stressing native New Orleanians out so much, the issue dwells within the city's financial construct. The lack of opportunities and educational resources are two major contributors to most individuals feeling stressed about finances here in NOLA.

However, we rank high on the least stressed list when it comes to family relationships, which we can credit to our Southern hospitality. We also rank high when it comes to our health and overall healthcare services. We can attribute this to our affordable healthcare acts, as well as the healthcare attorneys who help navigate us through costly legal battles when it comes to our health and well-being.

Across the nation, individuals are dealing with stress often, especially in recent times dealing with COVID-19 and the changes it has brought to our lives and our country. So when thinking about who is more affected by stress, consider the following: our young people are more stressed-out than our elders. Women are said to more often feel more stress than men. Also, stress levels decline as household income levels rise and larger, more populous cities are bound to have greater levels of stress concerning their personal safety, healthcare, and politics than smaller cities. So if you are ever feeling stressed out about something, remember you are not alone. There are people in your city and all over the world who share the same concerns.

For more information on stress, where it resides, and how it affects us as a whole, please visit justgreatlawyers.com.

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