This is an excerpt from the latest Campus Wellness blog.
Stress is not always a bad thing. Stress is simply the body's response to changes that create demands. There is a difference between Eustress (positive stress), and Distress (negative stress). In daily life, we often use the term "stress" to describe negative situations. This leads many people to believe that all stress is bad for you, which is not true.
If you are a student, you will face academic stressors. In addition to the external stressors, there are some other internal sources of distress. Is your stress concerning? There are many emotions that may indicate you are experiencing distress.
Learn more at: A Guide to Supporting Students in Distress
If you are regularly suffering from distressing emotions, talk to a trusted professor, staff member, friend, family member, or seek the guidance of a professional from Campus Wellness.
Read the full blog to understand the different types of stress and signs of distress.