Thanksgiving break is fast approaching. Looking forward to sleeping late, eating well and seeing friends? Parents might hope to spend some “quality time” with you as well. Now is a good time to discuss each other’s expectations so that the break is restful for everyone and a chance to reconnect.
November is often a time when some signs of increased anxiety and stress appear due to midterm grades and only four to six more weeks of classes until finals.
Help is available. Visit the UST Counseling and Psychological Services or UST Wellness Center websites for extensive self-help sections with information on anxiety, stress, finals and study skills to assist with developing strategies to manage those difficulties. Also stay tuned for upcoming events to promote health and well-being through the end of fall semester.