College is an exciting time for you to explore who you are, what you want and expand your social network. But it can also be stressful for a number of reasons and can cause you to face overwhelming pressure and demands. Stress and anxiety affect everyone differently and there are many ways one can respond to the stress, but it doesn’t have to prevent you from reaching your goals. In order to know how to navigate your mental health challenges, you need to understand how stressed you really are.
Answer the following quiz to get your stress score:Create your own user feedback survey
This checklist is adapted from: T. H. Holmes and R. H. Rahe (1967). The social readjustment scale. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 11, 213-218.
What do your quiz results mean?
Mild Stress: <150
If your quiz resulted in less than 150, you might be experiencing mild stress. You can be feeling stressed for a short period of time, but there are ways to manage your stress and get you through those tough times. Click the link to learn 10 helpful tips on how to relieve stress.
Moderate Stress: 150- 300
If your quiz resulted in between 150 and 300, you might be experiencing moderate stress. If you practice stress management techniques early on, your short-term issue or long-term problem can be managed before any unhealthy behaviors occur. Learn more the benefits of practicing some daily strategies to manage your stress.
Severe Stress: >300
If your quiz resulted in more than 300, you might be experiencing severe stress. Your experiences could have led you to feel threatened and your body could create a stress response. Click to learn more about what resources are available to you to manage severe stress.
If you are so stressed or anxious that you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, we highly encourage you to reach out to one of these resources immediately. They can help you better manage your stress short term, while you work on getting more help on solving the problem long term.
- EMPACT 24-hour ASU-dedicated Crisis Line: 480-921-1006. You can also use CRISIS TEXTLINE: text HOME to 741741
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: A 24/7, free, and confidential support resource for people in distress
CHAT WITH THE LIFELINE- https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
CALL 1-800-273-TALK (8255) (VETERANS, press 1)
- The Trevor Project: The leading national organization providing crisis prevention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth
Trevor Chat: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/
Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
Trevor Text: text START to 678-678
- Crisis Text Line: Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message
Text NAMI to 741-741