There's an intense adjustment period that occurs for every new college student. This is often a result of newfound independence, a heavy workload, and peer influence. These changes commonly bring about anxiety, depression, and stress.
Alarming statistics according to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness):
25% of college students have a diagnosable mental illness
40% do not seek help
80% feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities
50% have become so anxious that they struggle in school
Tips On Managing Mental Health In College
Develop a support network (friends & family)
Schedule self-care time
Avoid substance abuse
Get 8 hours of sleep
Be physically active
Seek professional help
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