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The danger of student stress

By on April 16th, 2012

During this time of year, with finals approaching for many college students, it’s natural for those under pressure to get stressed. At times, that stress can turn into depression. Though the death of a University of Florida student on Sunday has not been declared a suicide at this time, police believe Michael Edmonds Jr. jumped to his death from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium after a series of stressful events. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman spoke with UF Counseling and Wellness Center Psychologist Dr. Mary Fukuyama on the factors that contribute to a depressed psyche, and what those suffering from stress can do to improve their morale.

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For those students that feel overwhelmed, the Counseling and Wellness Center is a helpful resource, and it’s director Sherry Benton says their goals in helping students include defining the original stressor.

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Benton adds that simply by addressing each problem as it surfaces, students can help prevent an abundance of stress.

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For those stressed and in need of advice, the University’s Counseling and Wellness Center has counselors on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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