The interview took place in Pulse High School. The audience was the students of Pulse High School and I went there because the students respect the teacher, Mr. Adamo and were not disruptive during the interview.Also, the teacher is well educated and deals with youth so he has a better understanding on stress,anxiety, or depression.The speaker was a teacher who teaches US History and economics in Pulse High School and is a Yankee fan.The quote is “Depression would be a feeling of not being able to cope with thee pressures of life”.

Hearing this quote just made me realize that depression happens because people can not deal with things that occur in life.The quote means a lot  to me because my friend went through depression after losing his uncle and could not deal with it so this quote has a great impact on my life.

Another quote that stuck out to for me from the interview was “Stress is life” and this was said by Mr. Adamo on January 2,2018.

Seeing this quote again, I see how other people see stress the same as me because i also believe that stress is life. In other words people are stressed because of things that happen in our lives. Do you agree with Mr. Adamo and me about stress being life ?

Another quote that stuck out to me was “Anxiety is the active feelings of losing control. We could screw up at much as i want  it’s not the end of the world and i would just tell be to take a deep breath ”. This surprised me because Mr. Adamo is explaining anxiety in his own words and is absolutely correct.I think Adamo had a well response to all of my questions about Anxiety, Stress, and Depression.

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February 7, 2018 2:39 am

This post required a lot of effort from you and I’m glad I found it. I wish this interview can be transmitted to all high school students. Mr. Adamo was very distanced and did not get emotionally involved when answering the questions. This is good and further emphasizes the point that every student goes through high school issues. It’s not the end of the world. Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the U.S. just breathe and you’ll be fine. You don’t have to resort to anything else to fight it. Thank you for the post.

January 11, 2018 6:23 am

John, what a great post. I think that anxiety, depression, and stress are very important subjects that should be discussed,seeing that they take a great toll on people’s lives. I agree with Mr. Adamo, stress is in fact life, and it is important to find ways to learn how to cope with stress. The article “Dealing With Stress-10 tips is very informative, and will provide you with some great tips on how to manage things, so that stress does not take over your life. Mr. Adamo was right when he said that it is important to find outlets that help you deal with stress. What are some things you do to relieve stress? Thank you so much for sharing!


Judge Thomas
January 10, 2018 11:25 pm

I am happy to see the quotes you presented in your post. I agree with the quotes “Stress is life”, and “Anxiety is the active feelings of losing control.” I know many people who suffer from anxiety and know that anxiety can be treated by medicine but at the same time, I agree that anxiety can be treated by our way of changing the way we live, or organizing our lives in a way that strives to progress and not regress. One of my favorite quotes from Einstein is “The definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting the same result.” This website may seem interesting to you: Thank you for the post.


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