A Student Guide to Prevent, Manage & Cope with Stress
posted on November 27, 2017
Everyone experience stress; that makes it normal and manageable right? That depends; there are 3 types of stress as outlined in LearningPsychology.org’s Student Guide to Surviving Stress and Anxiety in College and Beyond:
- Recent or anticipated stressors.
- Can be both positive and negative
Episodic Acute Stress
- Acute stress that occurs frequently
- Continuously pops up, sometimes in a pattern
Chronic Acute Stress
- Never-ending stress that relentlessly wears away at you
- Can cause health issues (ie. stroke, heart problems and some Cancers)
This guide is designed to help students understand stress, track their stress levels, understand the signs & symptoms of stress, and understand what resources and services are available to help manage stress.
What Happens if Chronic Stress Persists?
In his article released in the London Free Press, Randy Richmond discusses the recent stress-related student deaths at Western University in London Ontario.
The article; Western University Student Deaths Heighten On-Campus Stress discusses what lead to the 2 deaths, how friends and faculty have reacted to the deaths, student experiences, and how continuing counselling and crisis intervention resources are being managed by Western University.
On top of health concerns, stress management is a major factor in student success. The longer a person remains stressed the harder it is to sleep and, in turn, to focus on school.
The Student Guide to Surviving Stress and Anxiety in College and Beyond also gives stress management tips. For instance, this guide explains how the meditative practice of mindfulness can help manage and maintain your stress levels.
Applications for Children with Anxiety
"Apps can help kids manage when they feel anxious. Some apps can help kids get through an anxious moment. And there are also apps that can help by distracting them." Here is a list of 16 digital applications that children with anxiety might find useful. Mindfulness for Children Relax Melodies Calm Positive Penguins Mindful Minutes by Oops Yay Bedtime Meditations for Kids Headspace Stop, Breathe, and Think Recolor - Coloring Book for Kids Tanzen Free Blox Mekorama Breath of Light - Relaxing Puzzle Monument Valley Highlights Hidden Pictures Audible For details about each of these digital applications for children with...