b'HELPING STUDENTS BALANCE STRESSAccording to the 2011 National College Health Assessment Survey, 28% said that stress had negatively affected their academic performance. 43% rated their stress level as more than average and 10% reported experiencing tremendous stress with the past 12 months.My friend tried to kill herself last weekend, and she asked me for help. I talked to my professor about this, and he sent me to the academic advising office. The advisor there was very understanding and helpful. Together we figured out how to get my friend help. I am so glad that I dont have to worry about this all by myself anymore.AnonymousHelping Students Balance Stress49'