Stress often brings emotional, physical, and mental responses for individuals when experiencing change. Some stress is actually good since a stress reaction can give a rush of adrenaline that helps you complete an upcoming deadline, compete in sports, or meet other daily challenges you might face. Despite its benefits, there are also negative aspects of stress. These can become problematic if your body does not return to a relaxed state, every day items may begin to feel overwhelming.
According to the 2015 American College Health Assessment National College Health Assessment results, Illinois State University students identified stress as having the most negative impact on their academic performance. Faculty and staff of Illinois State report stress as one of their top five health concerns in the 2013 Faculty-Staff Health Status Survey.