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School Stress: 8 Awesome Ways High Schools Are Helping Students Unplug & Recharge

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Do you feel like most of the kids at your school are stressed out?

With mounting academic pressure and increasing competition for college admissions, high schools across the country are starting to take note of their students rising anxiety levels. According to a recent mental health survey, nearly 10 percent of young people ages 13 to 18 have an anxiety disorder, yet only 18 percent of those struggling with anxiety are receiving mental health care. To meet the demand for support and resources for struggling students, many schools are bringing in new programs that promote healthy habits, well-being and effective stress management.

More and more schools are thinking outside the box for creative solutions to their students' overwhelming workloads and 24/7 digital lives. Click through the slideshow below for eight awesome, inspiring ways that teachers and administrators are helping teens unplug and recharge during the school day, from yoga classes to Reiki sessions to "dog therapy."

Tell us: How is your school helping students de-stress? Do you think schools have a responsibility to provide students with more mental health support? Share your thoughts in the comments or tweet @HuffPostTeen.

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