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Stress Management

This guide is designed to provide students and faculty with resources for stress management through mindfulness.


Five Things You Should Know About Stress

Source: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

1. Stress affects everyone. Examples of stress include

  • Routine stress
  • Stress brought about by sudden negative change
  • Traumatic stress

2. Not all stress is bad.

  • In dangerous situations, stress prepares the body for fight or flight.
  • In non-life threatening situations, stress can be a motivator.

3. Long-term stress can harm your health.

  • Chronic stress can disturb bodily systems.
  • Continued bodily strain from stress can contribute to health problems:
    • heart disease
    • high blood pressure
    • diabetes
    • depression
    • anxiety

4. There are ways to manage stress and reduce health risks.

  • Be observant.
  • Talk to your health care provider or a health professional.
  • Get regular exercise.
  • Try a relaxing activity.
  • Set goals and priorities.
  • Stay connected.
  • Consider a clinical trial.

5. If you're overwhelmed by stress, ask for help from a health professional.


About this guide

During finals and throughout the semester, stress can become a serious hindrance to student productivity and well-being. This guide provides you with resources for stress management and mindfulness. In this guide, you will find

  • eBooks about stress management and mindfulness
  • tips for finding other books on these topics
  • a list of recommended meditation apps
  • web resources for stress management
  • web resources for mindfulness and meditation.

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