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Unformatted text preview: Paul O’Malley 10-7-10 Public Health This week in class we discussed stress management and the struggles many college students face when dealing with stressors. We also read about the problems and misuse of alcohol among college students as well as the overall perception towards college drinking and some of the norms that play a role in the individual behaviors of college drinkers. Everyone, at one point or another, deals with stress; perhaps most commonly amongst students. Simply defined, stress is any outside force or event that has an effect on our body or mind. Some stressors we touched on in class include homework, relationships, and parents. Stress can effect a person’s physical, emotional and mental health, ranging from headaches and anxiety, to compulsive eating disorders, so it is important to manage it. One example of stress reduction we discussed in class was positive self-talk to boost your self-esteem. When dealing with stress, it is also important to stay positive. Practicing “life skills,” such as your self-esteem....
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- Fall '08
- college students