Anxiety and Stress

What is Stress & Anxiety?

Stress is a normal reaction to everyday pressures but can become unhealthy when it upsets your day-to-day functioning. Here's the best science available on what happens to your body when stress hits and how to keep your stress at healthy, manageable levels. (American Psychology Association, 2020)

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure. (American Psychology Association, 2020)

ULifeline-Online Resource for College Mental Health

ULifeline is a comprehensive, confidential, online resource center for college students regarding mental and emotional health.

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Breathing & Relaxation Techniques

Breathing exercises are a good way to lower stress and move your mind & body away from the fight/flight/freeze response.

 

Meditation

 

 

Activities

List of Activities to Destress:

 

Support Groups/Discussions/Programs

  • Modern Health provides free virtual discussion-based sessions to cope & manage stress.
  • Starling Minds provides free digital mental with programs for managing stress & anxiety from COVID-19.

 

Videos

 

Contact an HCC Counselor

HCC Counselors are licensed-professionals with masters or doctoral degrees who offer free, time-limited, short-term counseling to currently enrolled students.

Contact a counselor to schedule an appointment today

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