Different activities and life events cause people to feel stress. Most people think of stress as coming only from negative experiences (e.g., problems at home or school) but it can also come from positive experiences (e.g., planning a birthday party, preparing for job interviews).
DID YOU KNOW? According to surveys of college students across the U.S...
- Over 50% report “more than average” to “tremendous levels” of stress within the past 12 months. Academics/career, intimate relationships/family, and finances are at the top of the list of stressors (American College Health Assoc. National College Health Assessment, 2013)
- 60% of college students worry about having enough money to pay for school. 50% are worried about simply paying their monthly expenses (National Student Financial Wellness Study, 2015)