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I got these stats from the stress free violence free campaign website and I must say – these stats are really shocking. 1 in 3 women will experience sexual abuse in their lifetime! 1 in 7 students in K-12 is a victim of bullying or a bully themselves! Workplace stress costs US employers an estimated 22 billion dollars per year! 22 veterans commit suicide each day! Each day! Here are some interesting facts on Stress.

The following statistics are from a 2009 survey conducted by the APA where during the previous month many adults reported feeling the following physical effects of stress:

  • 47% report lying awake at night
  • 45% report irritability or anger
  • 43% report fatigue
  • 40% report lack of interest, motivation or energy

To deal with stress…

  • 56% of women and 40% of men reported eating poorly
  • 43% of women and 32% of men reported napping
  • 25% of women and 11% of men reported shopping
  • 18% reported drinking alcohol
  • 16% reported smoking

These are all the more reasons we need to come together to take steps to avoid all these. And that is exactly what Art of Living foundation is doing with the StressFreeViolenceFree community campaign! This campaign provides all of us a platform to join hands and work together to effectively resolve all these issues in the society. Join the campaign for FREE @ stressfreeviolencefree.org and attend the launch event inaugurated by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar himself on March 24th at the San jose convention center!