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Dealing with Stress


What is Stress?

A common concern amongst University students, stress is defined as external pressure that affects you physically and emotionally. Moderate amounts of stress may have beneficial effects as it helps to motivate effectiveness and productivity. However, TOO MUCH STRESS can cause depression, anxiety, anger, difficulty studying and health problems including headaches, upset stomach, insomnia, high blood pressure, and ulcers.

Avoiding Stress

It is better to deal with a problem as soon as it is identified, as this makes the problem easier to solve. Leaving issues unattended, and avoiding problems causes them to escalate often with serious consequences.
Student counselling is available, free of charge, to all students of the The University of the West Indies. Attending even a few sessions can make a difference in working through personal problems and avoiding stress.