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A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.


Managing Stress:

Recognize the signs

Talk to your doctor or health care provider

Get regular exercise

Try a relaxing activity (yoga, walking, coloring, reading, writing)

Set goals for yourself!

Stay connected with positive friends and family


3 Myths about Stress:

  1. Stress is the same for everyone
  2. Stress is always bad for you
  3. Not all stress reduction techniques work for everyone


Chronic Stress May Lead To:

  •  Feelings of anxiety
  • Depression
  • Lowered motivation and self-esteem
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Memory problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Abuse of drugs and alcohol
  • Nervous breakdowns and mental illness


Ways to De-stress On & Off Campus:

Go to a group x class

Go to a wholesome wednesday event

Join Topperwell

Go on an ORAC Trip

Visit Chaney’s Dairy Barn  

Go to a local park

Go to a sporting event

Visit the animals at the local animal shelter

Walk the nature trail at Lost River Cave

Visit Spencer’s coffeehouse for your favorite coffee drink











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 Last Modified 7/1/19