When do we feel stress? When things get hard? When there are no answers? When the world collapses on us? It doesn't kill you, but if you are narrow-minded... I guess it can hurt sometimes.
How do you cope with stress? Drinking? Smoking? Eating? Spend money? Give attitude to everyone? Or are you simply able to deal with it? Better yet, here is how I deal with it.
First of all, there is no need to hurt yourself. Drinking, smoking, eating, and spending should be for pleasure since it doesn't solve problems. Try not to hurt anyone with your problems! Sometimes it's difficult because you don't want to hear it from anyone since you're having a rough day. More often than not, the only reason why you are hearing it from loved ones is because they care, and they know you are behaving differently. I know I show an attitude when I am not in the greatest mental state, I try to be nice, really!
Use this strain, pressure, and emotional difficulty as energy. If you can get mad, you can go work out. This works much better and isn't anything new, compared to oh.. lets just say screaming at your parents. Just push yourself until you are tired, and use that time to clear your mind and just concentrate on improving yourself. Sometimes answers just pop up once you start thinking about it with a clean slate.
Express yourself with music and art. Got a talent? Sometimes picking up a pencil, camera, guitar... opening up photoshop... anything, can help you find answers. Better yet it can benefit your portfolio or maybe you can come up with a new piece for a song. The sense of accomplishment helps lowering stress, it does for me, hopefully it does for you too. Sometimes this way helps others around you understand what is going on in your life and they can offer they insight on your situation.
Write! Got a blog? Start bitching! Tell the world why it sucks! I've notice people love to let people know how they feel, and it makes them feel better because they want to hear concern.
There are plenty of other ways to make things better. It is up to you to find out how. Remember, walls don't normally cave in, if it can be solve with money, it isn't really a problem and last but not least, open up your mind and see that the world doesn't end with your problems. Stress drives you, it shouldn't end you.