Having the blues, feeling a little anxious, or getting stressed from time to time are a part of life. All of the changes experienced in college can be very stressful. When these things start to interfere with daily life and your ability to function normally, it could be more serious than you realize.
Stress, anxiety, and depression are often reported as top factors that negatively impact academic performance. Educating yourself on these topics and available resources can be the key to a happy, successful college experience.
Stress is the body’s response to life’s demands. However, feeling too much stress could lead to health problems and could negatively interfere with everyday life. Learn more about what you can do to effectively manage your stress.
It can be difficult to know whether you’re feeling really down or going through clinical depression. According to the American College Health Association, 10% of college students have been diagnosed with depression and many more are struggling but have yet to seek help. Explore signs and symptoms, as well as available resources.
Anxiety and stress- what’s the difference? Like stress, anxiety is prevalent during the college years, and when it occurs frequently it can interfere with everyday life. However, anxiety adds the component of fear. Take a deep breath and read on to learn more about the condition that two out of three college students report experiencing.
Suicide is a serious issue that is the third-leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 15-24. This article provides more information on warning signs and prevention for those in danger of hurting themselves.
Here are some tips to help you cope with one of the most common college stressors - procrastination.
American College Health Association, 2006
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