Nearly one in every five people, or 42.5 million American adults, has a diagnosable mental health condition. Half of all lifetime cases of mental disorders begin by age 14. Furthermore, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America nearly 80% of college students frequently or sometimes experience daily stress.
Often our friends, neighbors, co-workers, and even family members are suffering emotionally and don’t recognize the symptoms or won’t ask for help. This is why knowing the signs of stress are so important for every Deacon student, faculty, and staff member. The SOS Campaign aims to support the campus community through fun events and mental health screenings from the University Counseling Center.
Click on one of the tools below to develop healthy stress management strategies!