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Sinclair College

Emotional Well Being

College is a time of change, new responsibilities, financial pressures and academic pressures. Some degree of stress during this time is normal but for some this can become very overwhelming. Unmanaged stress can lead to the development of depression, mental illness, and health problems.

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Some signs of stress include:
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Physical symptoms such as insomnia, upset stomach or headaches
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability, quick temper
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Having difficulty relaxing and quieting your mind
  • Avoiding others
  • Low self-esteem
Tips for coping with stress:
  • Talk to someone: friends, family, clergy, or a counselor
  • Exercise
  • Get more sleep
  • Try relaxation techniques
  • Make time for fun and relaxation
  • Reduce caffeine and eat healthy foods
  • Work on time management
  • Keep a journal
  • Be assertive

If these tips don’t help or you have tried many without reducing the stress in your life it may be time to consider seeking assistance. Please contact Counseling services at 937-512-3032 or seek help through one of the agencies listed on our resources page.