College students need to 'chill out'

Published: Apr. 20, 2017 at 10:44 AM CDT
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Graduation, finals; and finances are just some of the things college and high school students are worried about this time of year.

With that long checklist of stresses comes unwanted anxiety.

School of Mines counselor Nancy Sprynczynatyk says it’s not only senior students who are stressed this time of year; it's all students.

She says the most common questions she hears are: “What's the next step after college?” and “What is the job market like?”

Then there are the common stresses, such as dealing with finals while having a second job to worry about.

Counselors advise students to lower anxiety by getting better sleep, exercising and watching your eating habits.

"We also teach them various resilience building strategies so you know how to connect with other people; how to balance their work and have some fun,” Sprynczynatyk said.

Sprynczynatyk says if you are a student and you feel overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious please make an appointment with the schools counselor.