Stress Management

81.4% of USC students have felt overwhelmed by all they had to do at least once in the last year.*
What are some warning signs of excessive stress and anxiety?

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Excessive weight gain/loss
  • Sudden illness
  • Increased risky behaviors
  • Racing thoughts / forgetfulness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Irritability
  • Isolation

If you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, UofSC Student Health Services has resources to assist you.*Source: USC National College Health Assessment, Spring 2015

Come in for a free Stress Management Consultation!

1:1 with trained professional health educator

Identify personal stressors and how it manifests itself physically

Obtain strategies to manage stress in a personalized manner

  • Practice non-judgmental acceptance & positive self-talk
  • Learn new strategies to cope
  • Develop a plan to improve your stress management

Use biofeedback to see how you personally respond to stress

Schedule an appointment by calling 803-576-9393 or walking in to the lower level of the Strom Wellness & Fitness Center during Campus Wellness business hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

What are other campus resources for stress and anxiety?

Student Health Services hosts a number of Stress Related Presentations and Workshops: https://www.sa.sc.edu/shs/cw/students/presentations/

Counseling and Psychiatry offers a individual, group, and couples counseling to students: https://www.sa.sc.edu/shs/cp/

Campus Recreation offers group exercise classes: https://campusrec.sc.edu/group-exercise-classes/

Sustainable Carolina provides free weekly Yoga Classes: http://www.sc.edu/greenquad/

 

Keep up with stress-busting events through the semester!

Events are open to all students and USC community members:

 

Pet-A-Pup

    • January 24th, February 28th, March 14th, and April 25th. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Thomas Cooper Library. 

Stress Management Events

Wind Down Wednesdays

Every Wednesday from 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. in room 301 in the Russell House through April 19 (check back for later dates).

Wellness Wednesday: Stress Less for Success

Dates for this event, coming soon. Check back in the early spring semester

Changing Carolina Peer Leader Stress Less for Success De-Stress Fest

Dates for this event, coming soon. Check back in the early spring semester

 

Things you can do right now to manage your stress:

 

Call or Stop by Campus Wellness for More Information about Stress Management:
Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center (lower level): 803-576-9393