How The U.S. Understands Stress

A woman lies on a bed with her hands on her face

How we think about stress as individuals and as a society can have a huge impact on our mental health. This review of the book One Nation Under Stress: The Trouble with Stress as an Idea explores the history of stress, the ways stress is gendered, and how focusing on individual stress can gloss over societal inequities and systems of oppression.