Dec - Stress Management

December is “Stress Management” month. 

Research shows that excessive stress can lead to low academic performance, but learning stress management techniques can boost test scores. During this month, we will practice self-care and learn skills to help manage student stress and prepare for finals. Our motto for this month is “Not all stress is bad stress”.


Check the GET SUPPORT section on our website for Test Anxiety, Meditation, Self-Care, and Corona Coping.


As we come to the end of the fall semester, with finals and winter holidays quickly approaching in these crazy uncertain times, let’s take a DEEP BREATH… and know that you got this!  Your heart is pounding and preparing you for action to do well on exams, to make your holiday list, and to connect with family and friends.


Please join us in our December’s Support programs:


(December 2) 

TED TALK - How To Make Stress Your Friend

Our Wellness Wednesday lesson for students in physical education and athletics will include a fascinating TED Talk by psychologist Kelly McGonigal who sees stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.


(December 9) 


Ross Szabo, the author of “Behind Happy Faces” will provide students in physical education and athletics the space to engage in self-reflection and introduce a new perspective that emphasizes the need to take care of our mental health, much like our physical health, and how to recognize warning signs.


(December 9) 

PARENT ED NIGHT:  “Behind Happy Faces”

In collaboration with the Matthew Silverman Memorial Foundation, highly coveted speaker and author, Ross Szabo will be joining parents on Dec. 9 at 7:00pm to discuss the stigma around mental health issues. Click here to register in advance.


(December 10) 

JOIN THE DISCUSSION: De-Stress Before Finals

Join a lunchtime group discussion facilitated by Maple Counselors to learn tools for managing stress, relax and get support before finals. You’re invited to a virtual space to connect and learn from counselors and other students.  Click here to join.