Thursday, May 6, 2010

May is...

Mental Health Month! With the stress of studying, exams and papers (not to mention personal responsibilities), your health and well-being can be affected. That's why Mental Health of America, a non-profit organization, celebrates and promotes mental health month.

This year, the theme is Live Your Life Well. The Web site offers a quiz to evaluate your stress level and 10 helpful tips and techniques to help manage it. Some of these techniques can be implemented now, even during exams!

If stress is negatively affecting your life and you want additional information, try these electronic sources:
Conquer study stress!: 20 problems solved by Peter Levin (This is a Netlibrary book. To use this resource from off campus, be sure to make a free account first.)
Manage stress by James Manktelow
10 minute guide--stress management by Jeff Davidson

We also have these print sources:
Under pressure and overwhelmed: coping with anxiety in college by Christopher Vye, Kathlene Scholljegerdes, and I. David Welch
Why zebras don't get ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky

And just doing a simple "subject keywords" search for stress in the Jessup Library catalog will get you many more books about the topic.

So read up on how to alleviate stress, and have a successful exam week! And, if you have any questions, please let us know.