Collge Students and Stress
Stress can be a problem if you find you cannot sleep, or wake up after a few hours of sleep, do not feel like eating, are feeling too tired to do things you usually enjoy, find yourself pulling away from social activities or friends, or get agitated more easily than usual. If you are experiencing any of those symptoms for more than a few days, it is a good idea to call your college health center and ask about resources for stress.
Most adults develop strategies for coping with stress that include exercise, meditation, or regular activities with friends, which are healthy ways to cope with stress. If you find yourself using drugs, alcohol, or risky sex to manage stress, those behaviors suggest some counseling is in order.
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