Stress Less Week is Coming Up: April 13-17

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It’s one of the toughest times of the year: papers and projects are due, you’re running solely on caffeine and there just isn’t enough time for sleep. The good news is you’re not alone: 51 percent of college students reported feeling overwhelming anxiety in the last year.

That’s why Active Minds is hosting Stress Less Week from April 13-17. We’ve developed tons of resources and programs to help you get through your finals to-do list with as little stress as possible. Here are three ways you can participate in Stress Less Week:

1. Take a #SelfCareSelfie. Join our social media campaign by sharing a selfie that shows how you like to de-stress and take care of yourself — whether that’s doing yoga, reading a book, playing with a puppy, etc. Share the picture on Instagram with#SelfCareSelfie and the national office might share it on our networks!

2. Screen a hit TV show on campus. We’ve joined up with our friends at Pivot TV to bring an episode of their critically acclaimed show, Please Like Me, to your campus for FREE! Season 2, Episode 7 features topics like suicide, bipolar disorder, depression, and grief. Screen the episode on campus to give students a break from studying and start a discussion about mental health.

3. Join our Twitter chat. On April 15 at 1 pm (EST), we’re co-hosting a Twitter chat on stress reduction during finals with our friends at Stamp Out Stigma. Follow our Twitter account and join the conversation with #SOSChat.