Coping with stress is aim of student outreach program

Posted: Thursday, 10 September 2015

TROY - Troy University students can learn more about coping with stress next week on the Troy Campus in a week-long project sponsored the University's Student Counseling Center and Trojan Outreach.

"How to Deal" presents a week filled with ideas, information and strategies for how to deal with life in healthy, positive ways, and students even have a chance to take home a "Coping Tool Box" on Wednesday.

"College is hard; life is hard. While these are realities we cannot change, we can change how we choose to view and react to stressors that are inevitably going to be a part of our lives," said Fran Scheel, a counselor and SAVE Project director.

Monday features #RAKTrojans, and encourages students to complete a "random act of kindness," post it to social media then challenge and tag three others to "pay it forward." A tent on the Quad will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to help students with the challenge and to provide additional information about the services offered by the Center.

Tuesday focuses on journaling as a therapy strategy and Trojan Outreach will provide decorating supplies for free art journals on the Quad from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Wednesday is the culmination of the program on the Quad from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., providing Coping Tool Boxes to students, filled with ideas and suggestions on how to deal with stress. Limited supplies are available for this event.