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Stress Resources



Counseling & Psychological Services


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 


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!


Triangle Yoga


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


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!


Go Ask Alice! –

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 -

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 -

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 -

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