Stress and Anxiety: Medical, Counseling and Educational Services
Stress and anxiety are unavoidable as a student. However, at times, it can become a problem:
- Do you have trouble managing the demands of school, work or relationships?
- Are you so stressed that you can barely study, work, eat?
- Do you become so anxious during exams that you blank out and can't think clearly?
- Do you have panic attacks that come on suddenly and out of the blue?
Tang Center offers the following services that can be of help.
|Request||What to Do|
|Counselors at Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) are skilled at assessing stress and anxiety and can help determine what would be helpful in your situation. Brief counseling is available at CPS to help you learn strategies to manage your stress and anxiety and help you sort out difficulties that may be contributing factors. We will help you find referrals in the community if this counseling is not right for you. Call 642-9494 to make first-time appointments at CPS.
If your stress and anxiety is of an urgent nature, ask to see the counselor on duty. Also see After Hours: What to do when Tang is Closed.
|Health educators work in a confidential setting to help students in learning stress management techniques. Call 642-2000 to schedule an appointment.|
|Call 642-2000 to schedule an appointment with a clinician if you are experiencing physical symptoms that may be related to stress or anxiety, such as but not limited to, headaches, stomach distress, palpitations.|
||Medications can sometimes be helpful in the case of chronic or acute anxiety. Talk to a counselor at CPS about what you are experiencing. Referrals can be made to psychiatrists for an evaluation for medication. Call 642-9494 to speak to a counselor about medication options.|
|Resources||Visit Tang's Self-Care Resource Center, second floor, Tang Center which has a number of books, audiotapes, educational handouts on stress management and anxiety.|
|Workshops for student groups||CPS counselors can provide workshops and trainings on stress and anxiety. Learn more about the symptoms and forms of anxiety and things one can do to moderate stress. Call CPS at 642-9494 to request a presentation.|