Stress is not an illness – it is a state. Some stress can be positive as research shows that a moderate level of stress makes us perform better. However, if stress becomes too excessive and lasts for a long time, mental and physical illness may develop.
Stress is the way your body and mind reacts when you feel the demands or pressures on you are more than you can cope with.
Stress can be due to feeling overwhelmed with everyday life, situations or events or changes in your life.