Anxiety and Stress

Anxiety is a normal emotion that everyone experiences at times. We’ve all experienced nervousness when preparing to make a speech, faced with a problem at a job, or prior to taking a test.  However, when anxiety gets to a point where it interferes with your ability to have a normal life, an anxiety disorder might be present. 

Some symptoms of anxiety might include feelings of panic, fear and/or uneasiness; uncontrollable, obsessive thoughts, repeated thoughts or flashbacks of traumatic experiences, difficulty sleeping and/or nightmares; shortness of breath and/or heart palpitations; inability to sit still and be calm; dry mouth; nausea and/or muscle tension.

Web Resources

We hope the links below will provide some helpful information, but they are not intended to take the place of discussing your concerns with a counselor.

Stress Assessment: Rate Your Stress Level
With the answers to six questions, this assessment determines your current stress level and offers quick tips for reducing stress in your life.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder
The Mayo Clinic provides extensive information about generalized anxiety disorder.

National Anxiety Foundation
This site offers information about different types of anxiety and the types of doctors who treat it, as well as treatment tips and a suggested reading list for anxiety.

National Institute of Mental Health
This site offers basic anxiety information and helps you locate service providers in your area.

JCCC Student Assistance Program

If you are a student, you may be referred by a JCCC counselor to our short-term student assistance program to help you with emotional or mental health issues.

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  • Second Floor, Student Center

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Dec. 2014-Jan. 2015 additional walk-in-hours

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