Stress Management

ASU provides a range of resources to help Sun Devils deal with the stressors of college. Explore how to support your student in learning to manage stress in a positive way.

Transitions: The sophomore slump

When students make the transition to the second year of college, it can lead to the sophomore slump. For some, that's where the novelty of college has worn off and they feel less satisfied with the experience. Our panel of ASU Psychology faculty members provides tips on how students can avoid this slump and how families can support them through it.

LGBTQIA+ Students and Stress

Identity development for students who identify as gender or sexual minorities can present a unique set of stressors. Learn about ways to support your LGBTQIA+ student and the many ASU resources available to them from members of ASU’s Counseling services.

First Generation Stress

Learn more about the stressors common to first-generation students and the many resources available at ASU to help them overcome stress and succeed.

Stress Continuum

ASU Counseling experts discuss the science behind stress and its effect on college students. Learn more about the continuum of stress, which is shaped like a bell curve and includes the feelings of no stress, good, or manageable stress, and sometimes “distress.” Our panel explains what this means and how you can help your student manage stress.

Emerging Adults and Stress

A pair of ASU experts delve into the topic of brain development during emerging adulthood and the college years and how students usually react to stress during this developmental stage. Learn more about how college stress may manifest itself in students and explore the many related resources ASU provides to help you support your Sun Devil.

Parenting Through Stress

Hear from an expert ASU panel on the topic of college stress and how you can support your student as a family member. Learn more about the types of stressors students face and how they can affect emerging adults, and get tips on helping your student work through stressful situations.

Wellness: How to Support Your Student in Managing the Stress of College Life

Your Arizona State University student will undergo considerable personal growth and changes in their first year of college. Along with those changes come stress and anxiety. Dr. Aaron Krasnow explores how students learn to manage the stress that can be a perfectly normal part of growth in college.