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Don't Stress - Chill!

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Raquel Rose

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Transcript of Don't Stress - Chill!

Don't Stress... * *
Stress Management
Stress can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, and chest pain
Stress can cause hair loss
Laughing lowers stress hormones
Chronic stress kills brain cells
Dark chocolate reduces stress hormones
Stress Facts
What is Stress?
Daily stressors/Microstressors are
small but could add up.

The experience of daily hassles could
significantly predict mental health and physical health.

Extramural student samples from a study most frequently cited
time pressures, interruptions, social obligations, responsibilities, standards, and getting ahead as hassles.

Might be overlooked because they're so small but this
lack of notice makes microstressors insidious.
Effects of Stress
Effects of Stress
EMOTIONAL- moodiness, depression, general unhappiness, irritability, inability to relax, isolation
COGNITIVE- constant worrying,
cranky, poor judgment, short temper, frustrated, angry, anxious,
inability to concentrate
BEHAVIORAL- change in eating and sleeping habits, isolation, procrastinating, or neglecting responsibilities, using alcohol, cigarettes, or other drugs, and nervous habits
Creative Expression
Tea Therapy & Nutrition
Creative Writing
Exercise & Perspective
Altruism and Stress Relief
Community Service
Media & Stress
CONGRATS! Now destress at strawberry fest!!!
Affects of Media stress
Acculturation Stress: the process whereby one adopts the beliefs, language,
culture, etc. of a new group of people.

Female/adolescent male immigrants report high rates of eating disorder
symptoms and body dissatisfaction.

Western media awareness was positively correlated with body image
problems and endorsement of media ideals.
Minority Stress: stress experienced as part of being in the minority population.

LGBTQ minority stress is related to societal adversity and stigma. Greater
expectation of rejection, more likely to report symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Linked to psychological distress in men.
Doesn't necessarily involve writing a whole novel.

Could include writing things such as short stories, poems, or even simply writing specially to vent.

Write in your own style! Everyone has their own way of writing, like fingerprints! But most importantly, write what you want!
When you are altruistic - helping someone - your
oxytocin level goes up, which helps relieve stress. The act of giving can activate the part of the brain associated with positive feelings, lifting your spirits and making you feel better.
Altruism- a selfless
act of generosity,
where nothing in
return is expected.
Effects of the Media
Pressure to be anatomically perfect
Pressure to be perfect in other ways
Negative coverage
Negative ways to deal with stress
Mind, body, spirit
Faith in the universe
Stress is the reaction to
an external force or stimulus
that causes an internal shift
from homeostasis
Cortisol and Epinephrine
Main hormone in fear response "fight or flight"
Effects on the
body system including heart, endocrine and digestive system
Teas have been used in many cultures and for many years as a calming tonic at the end of the day
They contain many antioxidants that help support the immune system and combat free radicals.
Particularly soothing to the mind and body are Chamomile and Kava. Other more popular teas include green tea, black tea and red tea.
However, an overall good diet is one of the best defenses against the effects of stress!
Bingo Time!
Adaptive response in which a cascade of
changes in the nervous, cardiovascular,
endocrine, and immune system
Sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous
system cause the chemical releases and
reactions that mediate the stress response
Hormone imbalance causes stress
symptoms; high levels of dopamine,
adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol
President Samuel L. Stanley:
"Regular exercise for me is really important. I run,
I do elliptical, I used to play basketball. I find that makes a major difference for me."
"What's harder is just perspective. Being able to talk about it. Peer experience is really helpful to recognize that what you're going through is not something that others haven't gone through."
Dean Jerrold L. Stein:
"I deal with stress through exercise,
in terms of releasing stress. It's part of my regular routine."
"A part of it is putting things into perspective of what is important.
Take it in, think, pause, and react to it. Have confidence in yourself."
Ellen F. Driscoll:
"My #1 de-stressor is exercise. It let's me feel much more relaxed and really connect with myself. The most consistent are walking and bike rides."
"Get away from wherever the places are that you're feeling the stress. It's good to go to the Rec. Center or to CAPS. There's something about changing the environment that reminds us that we're in control."
Caitlin Orban of Hofstra found significant evidence that art served as an effective stress reduction technique in college students:

“Expressing oneself through the
act of creating form, art media,
and design is often more
productive and beneficial than solely relying on verbal language
for self-expression.”
Altruism can lead to lasting emotional well-being, a more positive perspective, a positive effect on others, and better social standing.
CAPS – Counseling and Psychological Services 2nd floor of Student Health Services by the stadium (individual or group therapy, mindfulness meditation group)
CPO – Center for Prevention & Outreach 2nd floor of the Union near Starbucks
- alcohol & other drugs - depression & suicide - sexual assault - Safe Space for LGBTQ community
SANE Center at Stony Brook University Hospital – Obtain free confidential medical care and a forensic exam from a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. Evidence can be collected up to 96 after the incident and will be held for minimum 30 days, should you decide to report the incident and/or press charges.
For emergencies call UPD – (631) 632-3333
Career Center (side of the library by zebra path)
Academic and Transfer Advising Services (library E-2360)
Campus Recreation Center, hours every day 6:00am-12:00am
Crafts Center – lower level of the Union, room 049
SB Life – Clubs & Organizations directory - http://stonybrook.collegiatelink.net/organizations
Student Activities office – SAC room 218
Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC):

Community Service Club: Taraqul Khan at Taraqulkhan@gmail.com or Melissa Paz at Mpaz9151@aol.com

Circle K: Phttps://www.facebook.com/stonybrookcirclek

The Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT): http://www.sbccert.org/index.html

OXFAM: http://oxfamsb.wix.com/oxfam

Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps (SBVAC): http://www.sbvac.org/

CHILL Mental Health and Wellness Peer Education: http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/cpo/peer_become.shtml

Choosing Healthy Options in the College Environmental peer education

(CHOICE): http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/cpo/peer_become.shtml
Main stress hormone
Many effects throughout the body including immune, metabolic and sleep cycles
"Stress to me is when you feel so overwhelmed that you stop believing you can accomplish the task at hand."
- P.J. Abelein
USG Vice President of Student Life
and Rugby player
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