Teen Stress: Stop pulling your hair

Senior projects. College applications. Credit recovery. Two months until independence.

 These things are stressing out seniors.

For underclassmen, the stress can be just as great.Many seniors who are now stressed might not know there are experts available on campus to help them reduce or manage their stress, so the Green & Gold is letting them know how they can get help.

The Tiger Clinic has two counselors who can help students with their stress.

Rosche Brown is a therapist who is available on Mondays from 9 a.m to 4 p.m and Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., while Douglas Kasle is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8.30 a.m to 2 p.m.

When asked to give some tips to stressed-out students, Brown said they should “take time for themselves,” manage their time and talk to people about their worries.

One student who visits Brown for weekly therapy sessions talked about the services.

“These sessions that I have every week are very helpful to me,” she said. “Things that I have to deal with in my everyday life stress me out, so having someone you can talk to, who actually really understands you, is quite helpful.”

If you can’t make an appointment to get professional help, here are some tips to relieve stress from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation:

  •   Allow plenty of time, being too busy is a big source of stress
  •   Exercise. It’s a great stress buster.
  •   Get plenty of rest and eat well. You’ll be able to handle stress better when it comes up.
  •   Discuss your problems with a friend or family member.
  •   Take big deep breaths, slowly in then out, think of something pleasant.
  •   When stress hits big, take a time-out a few minutes away from the problem can help.
  •   Ask for help.