Managing Stress, Staying Well, and Getting Help
It’s easy to get overwhelmed at MIT, especially if you have too much on your plate. Balancing a heavy subject load, managing expectations (yours and others), and trying to have a social life can often lead to stress.
Getting Help When You Are Stressed
If you have always dealt with your problems by yourself, please realize that no one can handle everything on his or her own! There are many people at MIT whose primary purpose is to help you. Don't do it alone!
- MIT Medical has a comprehensive listing of people, programs, and websites to help you manage stress.
- Staff in Student Support Services and MIT Mental Health and Counseling Service can also assist you with personal and other issues.
- MIT Together can help you navigate MIT's broad network of support services.
- Your advisor is also a resource. S/he can offer a friendly ear, may be able to help you directly, or can refer you to people and offices who can.
- Staff in the UAAP are also available to talk with you about time management and developing better study habits. You may drop in to UAAP, room 7-103 or 7-104, or write to email@example.com to set up an appointment.
View the ACADEX Relieving Stress Video
Upperclassmen share their tips and advice on how to de-stress and maintain a healthy work-life balance in this video. You can also download a complete transcript of the Asking for Help @ MIT video in PDF format.