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November 19, 2010 5:54 PM

A solution to STRESS!

It's about time for phase two of telebears to kick in. Midterms are slowly winding down as finals are creeping up. Your girlfriend/boyfriend is as demanding as ever because they have all the free time in the world and you don't. The lack of sleep and excessive schedule has taken a toll on your work/study job, as you begin to show up late and miss hours. If this is you, ask yourself these questions:

1. Are you so stressed that you can barely study, work, eat?
2. Do you become so anxious during exams that you blank out and can't think clearly?
3. Do you have panic attacks that come on suddenly and out of the blue?

If you feel your world is coming to an end, and there's no where/one else to turn to, then click here!

Among our many options on campus, I think professional help is the best route. Tang Center offers the following services that can be of help to overwhelmed students.

Here is some wonderful information I pulled from their representative Cindy Amezcua...


Appointments counseling:

Counselors at Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) are skilled at assessing stress and anxiety and can help determine what would be helpful in your situation. Brief counseling is available at CPS to help you learn strategies to manage your stress and anxiety and help you sort out difficulties that may be contributing factors. We will help you find referrals in the community if this counseling is not right for you. Call 642-9494 to make first-time appointments at CPS.
If your stress and anxiety is of an urgent nature, ask to see the counselor on duty.

Appointments health education:

Health educators work in a confidential setting to help students in learning stress management techniques. Call 642-2000 to schedule an appointment.

Appointments medical:

Call 642-2000 to schedule an appointment with a clinician if you are experiencing physical symptoms that may be related to stress or anxiety, such as but not limited to, headaches, stomach distress, palpitations.

Medications

Medications can sometimes be helpful in the case of chronic or acute anxiety. Talk to a counselor at CPS about what you are experiencing. Referrals can be made to psychiatrists for an evaluation for medication. Call 642-9494 to speak to a counselor about medication options.

Resources Visit

Tang's Self-Care Resource Center, second floor, Tang Center which has a number of books, audiotapes, educational handouts on stress management and anxiety.

Workshops for student groups

CPS counselors can provide workshops and trainings on stress and anxiety. Learn more about the symptoms and forms of anxiety and things one can do to moderate stress. Call CPS at 642-9494 to request a presentation.

For more information contact:

UHS Tang Center
2222 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA
94720-4300


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