Can Stress Influence Your Child’s Risk-Taking Ability?

Where does our stress response come from, and what actually happens to the brain when it’s under stress?

Watch this extended footage from our film BREAKING POINTS, featuring George Slavich, PhD, Director of the UCLA Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research, discussing the effects of stress on the brain and why some students turn to risky coping mechanisms — like abusing prescription stimulants — to alleviate it:

To learn more about the negative effects of stress on students today, and the ways that many of them are coping by abusing stimulants, watch the trailer for our film BREAKING POINTS >>

Director, George M. Slavich, PhD – UCLA Laboratory for Stress

"As a culture, we're not at the point at which we believe that reducing stress is a goal that should be part of everybody's daily habits."

George Slavich, PhD