Stress is a big deal- I mean; it is a part of human nature and not one single person
can escape it. According to Donatelle, the author of
, stress is the mental and
physical response of our bodies to the changes and challenges in our lives (Donatelle,
Some common everyday stressors include: change, hassles, pressures, inconsistent
goals and behaviors, conflict, overload, burnout, and discrimination.
everyone must face stress several times within their lifetime, college is when stress is at
its worst! For various college students, it is extremely overwhelming to balance school
load, work, and studying with being socially active and meeting new friends.
freshman, it may be even more difficult due to the mass amount of alterations brought
forth by moving away from home and beginning a brand new chapter in their lives.
may be due to the fact that college is a place filled with brand new and unfamiliar ideas.
More recently, studies show that more than 75% of counseling services in university
settings have provided a major increase in the number of those seeking help for mental
illnesses such as: depression, panic attacks, severe stress, and anxiety. At some time or
another, each and every college student will experience a time of high stress and anxiety
and may deal with it in a long range of ways.
For example, some tend to deal with stress
in a calm manner while others tend to completely fall apart and turn to harmful ways that
only worsen their current situations.
These things may include eating disorders (such as
anorexia and bulimia), depression, binge drinking and smoking.
Within this review paper, I will discuss, in more detail, the facts about stress in
four corresponding sections:
First, I will talk about the issues facing academic stress for
Next, I will go more specifically into the correlation between stress,