Stress Management

  • Therapy dogs from Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden visit Carlow University
    Therapy dogs are a great and furry way to beat stress at Carlow University. (Photo: Sisters of St. Joseph Baden)

    What is Stress?

    The National Institutes of Health state that "stress can come from any situation or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or anxious." Stress can be both good and bad. Small amounts of stress are good because they keep you motivated. Excessive stress can be harmful physically or psychologically.

    It's no secret that attending any college can be a stressful endeavor – a busy schedule to balance, exams to study for, and possibly living away from home for the first time. Remember to eat well, get enough sleep, take time to enjoy life, and don't hesitate to reach out if you need to talk to someone. Here at Carlow, we offer counseling, massage therapy, nutrition and exercise advice, assistance for those with disabilities, and even a therapy dog or two. 

    What Help Does Carlow University Have to Offer?

    Counseling

    Frances Warde Hall, 411
    412.578.8731

    Massage Therapy, Nutrition, Exercise, Smoking Cessation Advice

    Director of Wellness and Fitnesss
    St. Joes Hall, 2nd level
    412.578.6042

    Time Management

    The Center for Academic Achievement
    Grace Library, 427
    412.578.6146

    Student Accommodations

    Disabilities Services Office
    Frances Warde Hall, 4th Floor
    412.578.6257

    Don’t Have a Lot of Time?

    Check out these websites to help you access stress management techniques quickly and easily:

    Stress Symptoms, Signs, and Causes

    Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief

    Managing Stress