Step 2: Managing Stress

Potential College Stressors

Potential Grad Stressors

Self-care strategies

College life is full of potential sources of stress. Some level of stress is a healthy part of daily life, but too much stress can contribute to the symptoms of mental illness, which can lead to more stress, creating a cycle.

Using stress management and other self-care strategies can help you break the stress cycle, stay healthy and improve your mental health.

Anticipating potential stressors and thinking about what strategies have worked for you in the past may help you decide which strategies will work for you on campus. Use the links provided to learn about common sources of stress and how they may affect your mental health, and to find resources and tips for managing these stressors.

Consider potential stressors that may trigger stress or symptoms. How will you manage each of these stressors? Be sure to think about strategies that have worked for you in the past.

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