Anxiety in college students

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Anxiety in College Students
By Mandi Kerr

A comparison of a student with a diagnosed anxiety disorder and a student who deals with stress on a daily basis.

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Anxiety in college students

  1. 1. Anxiety in College Students By Mandi Kerr JRN 400
  2. 2. Jessica Watt is a seniorat Michigan State University.
  3. 3. She experiences college like the thousands of students she goes to school with. Except that she does it with a Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
  4. 4. Jessica writes in her planner every day and makes lists of tasks she has tocomplete to manage her time and keep her anxiety at a minimum.
  5. 5. Sheexercises as often as she can to reduce her stress. For her, that means running, walking or occasionally, yoga.
  6. 6. She took a leap and built her wings on the way down.Watt made this last year for a creative process class. She had to choose a topicthat was important to her. She picked anxiety. To her it means, “Don’t be afraid to take a chance even if you’re nervous or scared to do something.”
  7. 7. Through the process of writing this article, Jessica taught me about anxiety.
  8. 8. She taught me,How to cope with stress.How to manage my time.
  9. 9. This is my daily planner.
  10. 10. I sat up at night thinking about what I had to accomplish to finish this article. Then I thought of Jessica and what she did to cope with her anxiety.
  11. 11. “Sometimes you need to do mindless things to turn your brain off.”
  12. 12. Not only did Jessica teach me that watching TV could be beneficial, but that even if you don’t have a diagnosed anxiety disorder, you can use the same techniques to cope with your stress.

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