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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?

Available Resources

A number of resources are available to help you understand and manage your stress levels. Some examples include the following:


  • Stress Management, Mayo Clinic
    Mayo Clinic provides on overview of stress and outlines ways you can manage with 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, SPC and Baycare
    ​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 wellbeing" means to them.

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