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Emergencies: 911

CAPS (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm):
(814) 863-0395

Penn State Crisis Line (24/7):
(877) 229-6400

Crisis Text Line (24/7):
txt "LIONS" to 741741


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- Student Health Center (SHC)
- Bank of America (BoA)
- Allenway Building (Downtown)
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How to help yourself manage stress

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Show You Care about yourself by managing your stress...

Self Care is an important part of academic and social success at Penn State. Part of Showing You Care is to care about yourself. Remember…you’re a person, too.

Some tips:

Remember, we can’t care for others if we don’t care for ourselves.

If you are struggling at Penn State, you can get help with anxiety, depression, stress management or other emotional issues at Counseling and Psychological Services, 814-863-0395. On nights and weekends you can contact the Centre County CAN HELP line at 1-800-643-5432.

Learn how stress impacts your health and life, as well as some self-help strategies for managing it through the PSU Student Affairs EDGE online workshops (requires a PSU log-in). Check out other stress management resources available, including a guided program called Stress Recess. There are also a number of relaxation, visualization, and mindfulness resources at the Mind Body Spa. You can also download mindfulness meditations here.

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