Stress Management

Stress is the way your mind and body react both psychologically and physically to various conditions, changes, situations, and demands in your life. In other words, stress is our body's "fight, freeze, or flight" response to threats.

Common types of stressors include:

  • Physical – Lack of sleep, insufficient exercise, injury, etc.
  • Psychological – Abuse, trauma, discrimination, etc.
  • Environmental – Noise, lights, crowds, weather, etc.

Aspects of college life that often contribute to these stressors include:

  • Major life transitions
  • Time constraints
  • A demanding, success-driven academic environment
  • Social pressure
  • Family expectations
  • Financial difficulties
  • Media over-saturation

Managing Your Stress


HCC Outreach

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