Stress Management Tips for Students

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According to the American College Health Association’s most recent National College Health Assessment, nearly 85% of students feel overwhelmed by everything they have to accomplish in a school year.

Students are at higher risk of developing mental health problems with research showing many people first experience mental health problems or first seek help when they are at university. While 85% of students feel burdened by their everyday tasks and academics, over 30% of students report that stress has had a negative impact on their academic performance.

But as a student, how do you mitigate stress in a stressful environment?

  • Make lists, journal, or write things down
  • Set realistic goals
  • Learn different study methods and pick one that works for you
  • Make a schedule and stick to it
  • Take time to have fun, get some fresh air, or do something that isn’t work!
  • Be present - Meditate, do breathing exercises, stay focused, and practice gratitude
  • Ask for help!

SilverCloud is always accessible, day or night, from any internet-enabled device (mobile phone, tablet, or laptop) – even when you’re not on campus! Our Space from Stress program can help students when stress becomes chronic or overwhelming and will help participants to reflect on and develop strengths and skills to cope with stressful situations.

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