When all is said and done, it's not the circumstances that cause problems; it's the stress you feel BECAUSE of the circumstances. Stress is the most pervasive cause of problems for UAB students. Two key symptoms associated with stress overload are short-term memory loss and inability to concentrate. What could be worse for a student trying to succeed in an array of challenging classes? It doesn't matter how smart you are if you are being crushed by pressures caused by stress. Learn how to beat it. This might be the most important lesson you learn during your college experience!
Click on the articles below to find more information about causes of stress, types of stress and ways to manage stress more effectively.
Counseling & Wellness
Free, confidential counseling related to personal growth, human development, and interpersonal relationships is available through the UAB Women's Center and the Counseling & Wellness Center. Counselors are especially trained to work with college-age students, but are also equipped to relate well with adult returning students.
The Women’s Center
The Women’s Center offers personal (non-academic) counseling services to currently enrolled UAB students. These services are confidential, are provided by a Licensed Professional Counselor, and are free of charge to all UAB students. Issues dealt with by the Women’s Center Counselor include (but are not restricted to) eating disorders, relationship problems, sexual assault and abuse, sexual harassment, and stress management. Personal counseling is the primary component of the Women’s Center’s services