“Your Mental Health is More Important than your Grades”

As the frenzy of exam season arrives here in Australia, and recent research suggests that those most at risk of falling prey to exam anxiety are gifted girls, it’s a good time to take stock and remember that grades are not the bee-all and end-all.

“It’s no joke. A recent report from the American Psychological Association notes sharp increases in severe psychological problems being reported amongst students. Stress is a force to be reckoned with. It eats away at us. It erodes our sense of wellbeing. To say that it can disrupt the learning process is a dramatic understatement. On top of being a major health concern, it is the number one culprit that impedes academic performance and persistence. And this is true for all ages and types of students-from undergraduate to graduate. Stress can make us sick and stop us in our tracks.”

Here’s the article the above quote is taken from. It’s worth a read and includes some tips on how to help students overcome exam stress :) .