Published: Aug 07, 2014 10:14 AM EDT

The University of Cincinnati's research on perceived happiness shows that many college students are stressed out and aren't coping. 

Immediate Actions for Stress:  

1. Stop, pause and breathe - count down from 10.

2. See the bigger picture Contact a friend - talk about things.

Long-Term Actions for Stress:  

1. Diet and Exercise - lower stress levels.

2. Daily "me time" - as little as 10 minutes a day helps.

Remember to H.A.L.T. - Hunger, Anger, Loneliness, Tiredness

Research Study:  

Low 'happiness' levels

High 'stress' levels

Low 'emotional closeness' to others

61% reported high stress

72% reported not using stress-management techniques

College students