STRESSFUL COLLEGE EXAM SCHEDULES ‘TRIGGER EATING DISORDERS’
COLLEGE exams, assignments, and projects are stressful for students, and can trigger eating disorders, the Union of Students in Ireland has warned.
Students’ Unions, staff and friends should be aware of mental health issues because of the level of stress placed on students. Make sure to have frank and open conversations about mental health on campuses, said President Michael Kerrigan.
“A healthy daily schedule doesn’t require intense blocks of studying. Instead, we’re encouraging students to make sure they have regular meals, sleep and exercise and to be aware of nationwide support services like BodyWhys.
“It’s important to note once students finish exams or assignments, sticking to a healthy and structured routine is important to prevent developing an eating disorder.”