Stressed Out? Call These Support Lines for Help

It can be hard to deal with school and life because of Covid and various other reasons. It is the last two weeks of the quarter, so it can be even more stressful. Now is the time for everyone to keep track of each other’s mental health and notice when they are overworking themselves.

Countless students ignore their stress and keep forcing themselves to do their work; however that isn’t the best way to do work. Working hard is a good thing but it becomes a problem when that is all that you do. Take care of yourself and make sure you’re getting the breaks you need. If you aren’t able to take a break because of the amount of work, find someone to help you, talk to teachers, and ask for extensions; give yourself time to breathe and spread out your work.

Not handling your stress can lead to a pile up of work until it gets to a breaking point or you get burnt out. This could lead to anxiety because it gets to a point where you feel like you can’t control anything, and that is scary.

It’s important to take a step back from all the work and the stress being put on you, never force yourself to keep going if you can’t. If you feel as if you’re not thinking straight and are having problems keeping the right state of mind, it’s never too late to ask for help.

A lot of people are there for you at Wakefield. If you ever feel like you’re in an emergency and need help immediately please contact 911. Beyond emergencies, the school support line is also available at 833-Me Cigna (833.632.4462). The school support line is completely confidential and there is no cost to calling this number; this line has experienced mental health professionals so please contact if you are in need. If you feel like you have no where to turn, The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is another hotline that you can call at 1-800-273-8255, it is always open.