How to Combat Student Stress


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Ananth Prabhu, Sports Editor

As college students, you may be experiencing stress from a multitude of sources. Some of those sources may be from a job, family members, friends, professors, mental health, physical well-being, or fear of the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless of where your sources of stress come from, there are ways to combat it.

If your stress stems from trouble with classes, there are some helpful resources on the NEIU campus to help. For example, the Center for Academic Writing on the fourth floor of the university library can help by tutoring you in mathematics, the sciences, or proofreading your writing assignments. If your stress is about finding employment, the Career Development Office in room B119 may benefit you greatly.

 If you have stress from mental health concerns and need advice on how to handle it, Student Counseling Services in room B119 may allow you to find stress-relieving solutions. The Peer Wellness Coaches in B119 have been specially trained to help students manage their stress.  These coaches can nudge you in the right direction by navigating your stress.

You may have stress that comes from food insecurity. NEIU has its food insecure students covered because there is a food pantry open on Mondays and Thursdays from 1 – 4 p.m. in the Student Union, room 123.

However, if your stress stems from something else in your life, and you have the desire to be proactive and self-sufficient, there are safe and healthy actions you can take to reduce the stress, such as exercising, journaling, socializing, gaming, changing sleep habits, or changing food habits.