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School Pressures

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How do I become more resilient?

Learn what contributes to your ability to be resilient when faced with adversity and how you can build more of it.

What are some myths about college?

Learn some of the common myths about college, and what you can actually expect when you get there.

College exams: hints for managing stress

Exam season is a time when stress levels are higher than usual. Learn ways to reduce stress if things seem to be getting on top of you.

College orientation

Orientation is an activity that you'll take part in before your first semester or quarter of college. Learn about what to expect during this time.

Moving away to attend college

Making the decision to move away to school can be difficult. Learn ways to help you make this decision and then how to make the transition easier.

Comfort eating

Comfort eating is eating as a response to certain emotions. Learn how to manage comfort eating and deal with your emotions more effectively.

Time management

Meeting deadlines for work and school can sometimes seem overwhelming. Learn about ways to maximize the time you have available.

Spring break

During Spring Break you may be with new friends engaging in new activities. Learn how to be safe but still have fun.

Finishing college: suggestions for making the transition easier

Finishing college can change your life in a huge way. Learn about what you might feel and how to make the transition easier.


Learn about signs of unhealthy perfectionism and what you can do to change self-critical thoughts and feelings.

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