Stress this time of year
This time of the year can be stressful for students. The holiday break is nearand finals are quickly approaching. At UT’s Counseling and Mental Health Center, we want to remind you that we are here for all Longhorns. We want to encourage you to take care of yourself and each other during a time in the semester that can be particularly challenging.
To help manage this stress, here are some strategies you might consider:
- Stop by the MindBody Lab, a self-paced environment designed to help UT students explore resources for improving emotional health.
- Download Thrive at UT, a free iPhone app designed to enhance your well-being that can be particularly helpful this time of year.
- Support each other. Notice if your friends need someone to talk to and reach out to offer to listen. Likewise, don’t be afraid to connect to those around you if you need to talk.
- Take care of yourself. Get outside for a walk, disconnect from social media for a few hours, watch a funny movie, spend time with friends and family or whatever you know works for you to help alleviate stress.
- Consider attending one of our drop in discussion groups or classes. You can see the full list of available groups here. Give us a call at (512) 471-3515 if you’re interested in attending.
Additionally, it is important to know what to do if you, a friend, a family member, or a classmate is distressed. If this happens, please don’t be afraid to ask for help. There are many resources on campus to assist.
Campus resources for crisis situations:
Some more reading material:
When a Friend is in Distress