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Stress, its many health hazards explained on NW

By Abisola Adeyemi/reporter

Students learned about stress when NW Campus counselor Brenton Jackson held a stress management forum Feb. 9. 

He said a major key to dealing with stress would be to take steps to practice relaxation techniques when stress first happens.

When college students fail to absorb information in class, it leads to poor study habits, procrastination, test anxiety, poor grades and lack of motivation.

Jackson said these key points are what cause stress among students.

Students were advised to schedule fewer tasks, take on fewer commitments and manage their time better according to their stress levels.

“Appreciate your strengths, acknowledge areas that need improvement and commit to action,” he said.

Students took the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, a test to measure stress levels, to determine their own levels.

Alia Elfellah, a NW student, agreed with Jackson’s point.

“This was a topic of interest because of my interest in psychology and how people deal with things,” she said.

Jackson has been a counselor on NW for two years.

His inspiration for exploring this topic came from students coming into the office with stress issues, so he decided to present the subject on a large scale to reach more students.

“You can never get rid of stress,” he said. “It’s always a part of your life whether it’s in school or in the workforce, so the best way to overcome stress is to manage it.”

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