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‘Blowing out a flame’: the danger of burnout on college campuses

Mercer students study in Tarver Library’s 24 hour study floor.
September 29, 2020
Burnout. We've all been there. Students are well accustomed to the “rise and grind” culture of college, but the need for some individuals to reach perfection or continue working through sustained stress in today’s world has created an even bigger emphasis on a term we hear so frequently. 

Here’s how to unplug while staying informed

Experts say that half an hour on reputable news sites 
should be enough time for you to get the scoop.
September 23, 2020
It’s helpful to limit our consumption of news and social media during such a tumultuous time, but it’s not realistic just to tune out all news and pretend the stressors don’t exist. Here are a few ways to stay informed while managing your mental health.

How to tell the difference between anxiety and panic, and why it’s important

How to tell the difference between anxiety and panic, and why it’s important
February 27, 2020
It’s important to know the differences so that you can talk to your doctor about your experiences and symptoms if you choose to seek treatment.

Burned out in college? Here’s how you can recover

Mercer students study in Tarver Library’s 24-hour study floor.
November 25, 2019
The World Health Organization classified burnout as a syndrome resulting from chronic stress that leads to mental health problems. How does one recover?

How to take a break during the end of the semester

Brianna Levin destresses by coloring in the grass.
April 11, 2019

When we get into the flow of studying it can be hard to realize when enough is enough. Taking the time to know when you’ve reached your limit can be tough and can make you feel like you’re being lazy....

5 Ways to Relieve Stress Daily

5 Ways to Relieve Stress Daily
February 12, 2019

Student life can be very stressful. The flow of going to class, doing homework and managing a social life can be a difficult and overwhelming ocean of issues to navigate. However, there are ways to make...

Athletes want, need sports psychology

November 2, 2011

Anxiety and stress are two of the most common used words when asking a student-athlete about their everyday lives. One of the most common ways to combat these negative aspects of being a student-athlete...

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