A creative metaphor is used throughout the film to make what can be such a complex issue, easier to understand. Hundreds of blue beads are used to represent different factors of stress whilst a brown paper bag represents our minds. The film emphasizes the fact that stress is a normal feeling which every human being experiences. It is particularly important concept for young people to grasp because of the naivety attached to mental health. If a young person is not educated about the diversity of mental illnesses, they may mistake how they are feeling for something else which can lead to even further problems. For example, if they are feeling slightly stressed out with school work they may mistake this for severe depression which leads to unnecessary anxiety. Alternatively, they could suffer from severe depression and mistake it for short term stress, and not seek help. Ignorance like this can be avoided through education. The film then goes on to name the different factors of stress. This is all done through the bead and bag metaphor, mirroring the content of the voiceover. Like so many of the Biomation films a colourful, light hearted metaphor and a young voice over successfully makes a darker, serious subject easier for youngsters to understand. This is the perfect film for those students who are growing up very quickly and need to be able to deal with the pressures in life we all face. Coping with how many beads we have in our brown bag can be a lesson we can all benefit from!