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Feeling Stressed? - Help Someone Else

You might be thinking, “I came to this site because I am stressed and need help for myself, and the Counseling Center is telling me to help someone else?” I know it might seem a bit counter-intuitive at first, but give it a try. Research has found that helping others is an excellent way for people to de-stress, take their minds of their own problems, and feel as if they are contributing to some good in the world. Now this doesn’t mean that you have to donate all that recyclable money you’ve been saving to children with cancer (although you could). Start with something simple. Here are some ideas; pick the one that seems right for you.

Start simple. Try this list:

Those too easy for you? Try one of these:

Up for a real challenge?

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Counseling Center and Touchstone Resources
5721 Cutler Health Center
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1392 | Fax: (207) 581-4975
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System