I remember being at school as a pupil and someone telling me that teachers die young due to stress. On a recent GTP lecture, a successfull head of an EBD schooltold us the following alarming statistics... The average age of life expectancy for a head teacher who retires at the age of 60 is 18 months The divorce / relationship break up rate for teachers is higher than any other profession. The average age of death of a teacher who retires at 60 is 63. a colleague who resigned recently quoted identical statistics. These stats schocked me. Everyone I've told tells me it's nonsense, but where did they come from? Is there a shred of truth in these statistics? If these are true, then I will seriously consider quitting. But surely they are not true!?!?! The source of these statistics and any other opinions on this matter would be really helpful. Thanks!