The experience of stress is universal - it is part of being alive.  Therefore, developing a healthy response to stress is a skill that will serve you well throughout your life.  Some stressors are within your realm of control and can be prevented.  For example, you can choose whether you want the additional stress of a fifth class, on top of your job, sports team, long-distance relationship, and so on.  Other stressors are unavoidable, but you can alleviate the impact by practicing some of the wellness strategies outlined in these pages.

Self-Care and Stress Reduction

Most Amherst students are familiar with the basics of health and wellness: eat well, exercise, and get rest.  However, college students are not well-known for prioritizing self-care, and when students become stressed and overwhelmed, self-care is often the first thing to go.  When multiple assignments are piling up, it’s easy to think you can’t afford to take a break.  In these pages, we hope to show you that you can’t afford not to!  If you want to learn more about wellness tips and strategies, "like" us on facebook.