Balancing A College Education and Your Mental Health

Planning for life after school. Passing your end of semester exams. Where you are going to live. Managing student loan debt and other financials. Going away to college and being without your family and friends for the first time. Those and other factors can emotionally and mentally overwhelm students with anxiety, contributing additional pressure to their lives and possibly prompting them to perform inadequately in their education, which happens a lot more often than you would imagine.

The resource below, Managing the College Stress Epidemic, displays the stress and anxiety crisis taking place at the higher education level, even an analysis of symptoms, causes, and treatment choices. It is important information for all university students, new freshmen, and even family members of college students.

Individuals can also take particular steps in their daily lives to fight stress on their own. Making sure to sleep enough every night, for example, can make a huge difference when combating stress, and yet is something that is not a priority for most college students. Rest, fitness, and nutrition will not only alleviate stress, but they also add to better physical well-being — the combination of which can make the difference between academic frustration and success.

A great start to staying confident, healthy and keeping stress at bay is to continue reading below.

Elaine Allen
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