Top Concerns


Stress impacts all of the systems of the body and too much stress can have devastating effects on your academics. Knowing your signs of stress allows you to intervene before stress gets out of hand.

Mental Signs of Stress

Trouble thinking clearly, Difficulty with concentration & focus, Forgetfulness, Lack of creativity, Expecting too much from others/self, Inability to make decisions, Constant worry, Loss of humor, Being self-critical, Being pessimistic

Physical Signs of Stress

Headaches, Indigestion, Stomach aches, Sweaty palms, Cold hands & feet, Dizziness, Easily fatigued, Muscle tension back pain, Tight neck & shoulders, Racing heart, Shallow breathing, Restlessness, Ringing in the ears, Constipation/diarrhea

Emotional Signs of Stress

Bothered by unimportant things, Nervousness & anxiety, Boredom, Edginess, Irritable, Feeling "burned out", Feeling powerless, Crying easily, Overwhelming pressure, Anger, Loneliness, Unhappiness & depression, Moodiness, Feeling helpless

Behavioral Signs of Stress

Excess smoking, Bossiness, Eating too little or too much, Critical attitude of others, Short-tempered, Procrastination, Sleeping too much or too little, Driving too fast, Grinding of teeth, Overuse of alcohol, Inability to finish tasks, Nail biting, Fidgety