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Stress Resources

 

CAMPUS RESOURCES

Counseling & Psychological Services

Website: http://campushealth.unc.edu/caps

Phone: 919-966-2281

CAPS offers individual counseling and assessment services as well as campus events and small group programs on a variety of topics, including stress and mental health.

Campus Recreation 

Website: http://campusrec.unc.edu

Phone: 919-843-7529

Students have free access to the campus gyms and group fitness classes, including yoga among others!

Remember that you have access to your RA, CD, advisor, teachers, and friends, too!

LOCAL RESOURCES

Triangle Yoga

Website: http://www.triangleyoga.com

Phone: 919-933-9642

Offers a variety of yoga classes that can help you relax physically and mentally. They also have a student discount rate!

Franklin St. Yoga Center

Website: http://www.franklinstyoga.com

Phone: 919-929-0414

Offers student discounts on a variety of class packages. They organize their classes by level so you can figure out the best class for you!

Note that there are lots of yoga studios in Carrboro as well!

USEFUL WEBSITES

Go Ask Alice! – http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/

Go Ask Alice! is a fantastic health resource. The website is maintained by health educators at Columbia University, and it is set up in a Q&A format. If someone has a question, chances are that the folks at Go Ask Alice! have heard it before and have a great answer already on hand. You can submit questions, too! They answer questions about mental health, nutrition, alcohol/drugs, sexuality, relationships, and sexual health.

Mind Tools - http://www.mindtools.com/stress/ps/StressDiaries.htm

The link above will take you to the Mind Tools Stress Diaries page, where you can use their template to track your stress and determine what’s affecting you. The rest of the website offers other information on stress and tips and tools for how to manage it.

Virtual Pamphlet Collection - http://www.dr-bob.org/vpc/virtulets.html

This website, through the University of Chicago, offers a plethora of information on a variety of health topics, including stress and anxiety. The website is a collection of materials used at various university counseling centers across the country.

You Really Need to Relax: Effective Methods -http://www.med.umich.edu/painresearch/patients/Relaxation.pdf

This document from the University of Michigan Health System guides you through progressive muscle relaxation and visualization exercises.