College is a common place to encounter anxiety, with a high workload and transition to a new environment often being key instigators of anxious feelings. Sometimes, stress management strategies may be enough to manage anxious feelings (stress management page). You can also choose to try and lessen the anxiety untilalizing various techniques, such as, deep breathing, challenging negative thoughts, better planning, and relaxation.
However, some people need more than these to help them cope with their anxious feelings.Talking with a mental health professional can be very effective in treating anxiety. If you feel that you may need more than the strategies offered above to help you with feelings of anxiety, schedule an appointment today with the UCWC by calling 412.396.6204.
For emergencies, go to the nearest hospital ER or call the counselor on call after business hours (412-396-COPs) or the re:solve crisis intervention hotline at 1.888.796.8226.