If people think stress is easy to cope with, then the graveyards are littered with people who did not make it, and they weren't weak people, just put into circumstances they were unable to handle. I have come out the other side of going back to Uni as a mature student, and all I really have to show for it is the right to have mail addressed to me as "dr" and a lot of debt that I am slowly getting the better of. The outdoors is the best stress cure that I know of, but of course it isn't always possible, especially if you have essays to write, deadlines to meet and that sort of thing. Keep back something to reward yourself after you have met the deadline, make yourself a promise that will give yourself some time at regular intervals. My advice is don't listen to those who tell you to keep it to yourself and be open about it as you will just bottle it up.