Abstract Title

Interpersonal Stress Management

Abstract

Stress is a factor that hinders a majority of college students throughout their academic and personal lives. We have found that the main issue is the availability of counseling for stressed students within Kent State University. This, coupled with the difficulties that students face while adjusting to college life and academics, requires serious attention. At the time of writing, the university offers professional counselors for struggling students at White Hall, Kent Hall, and the DeWeese Health Center, however, availability is sparse throughout the entire semester. Our solution to the problem would be to create an app that allows trained students to converse with those seeking help anonymously. We plan to survey students and faculty to gauge usage of an app in order to best create a design that will be effective. This app can help Kent State University show their dedication to mental health by helping students in need get the support they require.

Modified Abstract

Stress is a factor that hinders a majority of college students throughout their academic and personal lives. We have found that the main issue is the availability of counseling for stressed students within Kent State University. Our solution to the problem would be to create an app that allows trained students to converse with those seeking help anonymously. We plan to survey students and faculty to gauge usage of an app in order to best create a design that will be effective. This app can help Kent State University show their dedication to mental health by helping students in need get the support they require.

Research Category

Professional Practice, Outreach, Engagement

Primary Author's Major

Biology

Mentor #1 Information

Christopherq

Vadala

Start Date

April 2019

Research Area

Counseling

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Interpersonal Stress Management

Stress is a factor that hinders a majority of college students throughout their academic and personal lives. We have found that the main issue is the availability of counseling for stressed students within Kent State University. This, coupled with the difficulties that students face while adjusting to college life and academics, requires serious attention. At the time of writing, the university offers professional counselors for struggling students at White Hall, Kent Hall, and the DeWeese Health Center, however, availability is sparse throughout the entire semester. Our solution to the problem would be to create an app that allows trained students to converse with those seeking help anonymously. We plan to survey students and faculty to gauge usage of an app in order to best create a design that will be effective. This app can help Kent State University show their dedication to mental health by helping students in need get the support they require.