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Stress and Balance

Stress is a natural part of life.  We experience stress in varying degrees daily.  Getting a handle on stress helps to create balance.  Some signs of balance include:

  • Mindfulness:  Living in the present moment rather than worrying about the past or the future
  • Time management:  Making good use of your time so that you attend to the important priorities in your life
  • Regulating emotions:  Recognizing and expressing your emotions in constructive ways
  • Prioritizing sleep:  Setting an effective sleep routine so that you get enough sleep to rest your body and mind daily
  • Coping:  Skill in finding constructive ways to manage challenging situations
  • Relaxation:  Ability to bring the body and mind to a calm state of being

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Semester Stress & Anxiety

ASU is committed to the success and well-being of our students. Many students are facing significant stressors in their lives which can interfere with personal and academic goals. For some, stress may even result in thoughts of self-harm or suicide. 

We are aware that it can be difficult to know when to be concerned about yourself or another student, especially for you are not a mental health professional.  Your experience of stress or a sense of being overwhelmed may exhibit in a variety of ways. While there is no template, click here for signs that may indicate distress or a significant emotional concern.

If you find that you need help or are concerned about another student, it is important to know that there are steps you can take and resources available to support you. For yourself we encouage you to reach out to any of the resources below to help.  If you are concerned about a friend, we encourage you, to speak directly to them and express your concern. Be specific and remind them you are talking to them because you care.

  • ASU Counseling Services staff is available for walk-ins, appointments or to provide consultation anytime between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
    A call placed to (480) 965-6146 will connect you to any of our four campus locations. After business hours, call the EMPACT ASU-dedicated hotline at (480) 921-1006
  • Student Advocacy and Assistance  in the Dean of Students office guides students in resolving educational, personal and other difficulties by linking students with appropriate university and community resources
  • For emergency situations, call the ASU Police Department (9-1-1)
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