For one week, school halls fill to the brim with bleary-eyed, sweat pants-clad students aimlessly wandering around like zombies, nose buried in a study guide or textbook. That's right. It's finals week.
If you are in high school, there is a good chance that you have felt defined by your GPA, ACT scores, numerical averages, test grades, or the number of AP courses you take. You may have felt inferior to a peer whose class rank is above yours.
Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health problem on college campuses. Lowering stress levels is one goal of the National Stress Øut event, another is to dispel the stigma about seeking mental health services when help is needed.