END OF SEMESTER STRESS MANAGEMENT
With three weeks left in the semester and finals approaching, this can be a stressful time of year and taking care of yourself may feel like less of a necessity. We want to take this opportunity to emphasize the importance of personal wellbeing and share some tips and resources:
- Pablo Campos is coming to campus Wednesday, April 25th to share his story navigating mental health, cultural barriers, and well-being. Take a short study break and learn strategies from his experiences.
- Rest and relaxation map: A tool to help you find spaces on-campus for rest and relaxation; it includes pictures, descriptions, availability, and noise level ratings.
Use mental health resources
- Relaxation Station: A computer program that provides opportunities to practice deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, and mindful meditation in a comfortable and private space.
- WellTrack: A free service for UC Merced students that provides confidential self-guided tools and resources to help manage stress, anxiety, and depression.
- Counseling and Psychological Services: Free individual, group, and crisis counseling for registered students.
Practice daily self-care
- Sleep 7-9 hours a night. If you are having trouble finding a quiet sleep space, earplugs are available in KL 117.
- Eat regular meals. If you are skipping meals due to financial constraints, visit SSM 130 to learn more about food resources including food bags, food distributions, and emergency assistance. Snacks will be available at this location during the finals period.
- Get regular exercise. If you are looking for a high intensity workout, Recreation and Athletics is offering free F45 classes for students and members.