Stress and anxiety are normal parts of everyday life. In order to do well, you have to be able to cope with your stress and deal with your anxiety. Thankfully, there are many resources at UMBC that can help you!
Some stress is a necessary for a healthy life; however, too much stress can be debilitating and can affect everything from your grades to your social life. The most important thing to do when you’re stressed out is to relax and you can do that many places on campus. Take a break in the Counseling Center’s Mind Spa! Book a massage with University Health Services! De-stress in the Women’s Center! Use some of these tips to relax in your room. It doesn’t matter how you do it—it only matters that you do it!
Anxiety can be a harder problem to tackle and while taking time to relax can help, it might not fix everything. If you find your anxiety getting out of control, you might want to make an appointment at the Counseling Center to talk to someone or maybe attend a support group.
If you do have a documented stress or anxiety disorder (PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, etc.), you are eligible to receive help through Student Disability Services. For more information, visit their website.
If you would like more information on anxiety disorders, please visit http://www.recovery.org/topics/anxiety-disorders/.