College life can be very stressful. Do you have the skills you need to both cope with that stress and know when to get help.
A number of resources are available to help you understand and manage your stress levels. Some examples include the following:
- Stress Management, Mayo Clinic provides an overview of stress and outlines ways you can manage it.
- Managing Stress: A Guide for College Students, University Health Center, University of Georgia - There is no doubt that many college students feel stress. We may know we have stress when we experience it, but what is it exactly?
Student Assistance Program
Sometimes life is stressful. We can help. SPC partners with BayCare Behavior Health to provide enrolled students with 3 FREE counseling sessions. Don’t be afraid to call if you're feeling overwhelmed by:
- Academic stress
- Peer pressure
- Work/study schedule
- Alcohol/drug use
- Problems at home
- Managing Stress, Brainsmart - BBC - This fun video provides a brief overview of what stress is and how you can manage it.
- Why are college students so stressed?, Transforming Health - Time management, financial pressure, and performance expectations combine weigh heavily on college students. Here are a few ideas on how we got this way and what students can do to cope.
- How to Deal with Student Burnout, College Info Geek - Students with demanding schedules often end up burning out after long periods of constant stress. Today, we'll figure out what causes student burnout, and how you can avoid it.
- How to make stress your friend, Kelly McGonigal, TED Talks - Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken, and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
- Ryerson Students Talk: Stress Management and Self-Care, RU Student Life - They asked students what's really stressing them out, and what "mental well-being" means to them.