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Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Being First-Gen–Stress and Resilience

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Stress is your body’s way of responding to demands and/or threats whether real or imagined and can be both positive as well as negative. Stress can also accumulate over time and start to have a significant effect on health and well-being.  When stress outweighs our resources, we find ourselves in a state of collapse. Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from stress. As a whole, resilience is a factor that can deflect the state of collapse and is a marker for wellness. First generation graduate and professional students experience a unique set of stressors. This training will focus on the mitigating factors that compound stress for first generation students and ways to manage them.

Participants will:

  • Be able to identify stress factors
  • Learn about stress theory and accumulated stress
  • Learn concrete ways of managing stress
  • Learns activities and exercises that will help develop stress tolerance and resilience
  • Develop a community of support and form partnerships to for support reach out to in times of high stress

Snacks will be provided.  Please REGISTER by Monday, September 24th.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Graduate Student Center
211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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(919) 962-2505