U of M students 'pet' away worry, stress

University of Minnesota students de-stress with cute and cuddly animals

MINNEAPOLIS - A recent survey found 35 percent of University of Minnesota students say they are unable to manage their stress levels.

So maybe it shouldn't surprise us that hundreds of students showed up Thursday to de-stress in a rather unusual way.

Dogs, bunnies and miniature horses filled Coffman Memorial Union.

"When we help students learn how to manage stress, it can improve their ability to succeed and thrive in college," said Dr. Gary Christenson of Boynton Health. "Make Time to PAWS (Pet Away Worry and Stress) draws students in for fun while introducing them to actions they can take to manage stress throughout their lives."


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