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Coping with Anxiety and Depression - Resources for Students: Home

Coping with Stress - Resources for Students - Home

Coping with anxiety and depression? Worried about returning to school? We're here to help!



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We understand how difficult it is to process current events, and that adding the transition to online learning can also add more stress for students, particularly those who have not taken previous online courses. Communication is different. The technology we're using is different.



Luckily, there are resources available to help you cope with these changes and learn more about what you can do to manage your stress. Each page in this LibGuide is designed with student health and wellbeing in mind.


For the most up-to-date information from Saint Leo University regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, please click this link.

If You are in Crisis

If you or someone you know is in crisis, and thinking about suicide or self-harm, there are people who care and are able to help you.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Starting 7/1/2022 Call 988 from any phone

(800) 273-8255 the previous number still works

(online chat available, free and confidential support provided 24/7)


Saint Leo Counseling & Prevention Services have licensed therapists available to talk 24/7. Call and make an appointment today: 352-588-TALK

What is Stress?

What are anxiety and stress?

We all experience stress occasionally and develop our own ways of coping with it, but understanding exactly what stress is and what causes it can help you cope, and develop healthier coping methods.

Stress is a normal emotion, designed to help motivate us to react to changes in our environment. So, feeling stressed out is nothing to feel ashamed of! Besides, if you're a stressed-out college student, you're far from alone. According to the American College Health Association-2017 National College Health Assessment, 45% of college students said they experience "more than average stress," and 87% said they felt overwhelmed by all they had to do at least once in the previous year. It's hard to find more recent data or predict how the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown has changed things, but it's safe to say, stress is on the rise!

Stress can motivate us to get things done, such as finishing a project under a tight deadline, but too much stress can cause you to develop physical issues, such as headaches, an upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, sexual dysfunction, and problems sleeping. Emotional issues such as depression and panic attacks.

Need Course Support?

  • CAVE Tutoring: CAVE is Saint Leo University's tutoring center, and can help you with assignments and classes you may be struggling with. No appointment is necessary!
  • Writing and Research Support: The Cannon Memorial Library at Saint Leo University offers writing, research, and citation help from our writing support staff, Ángel Luis Jiménez and John David Harding. You can schedule an appointment with them to discuss research and writing questions to reduce anxiety about your research papers.
  • LibAnswers: LibAnswers allows you to search for the most frequently asked questions asked to our Reference librarians about courses, research, and using the library and school's resources overall.

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