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Attending and graduating from college is one of the most important journeys most people experience in their lifetime. It can be a gateway to future success and happiness – but it can also be the cause of great anxiety and mental stress. Many students worry about grades, financing their education, and living up to the expectations of their parents and family.
The rise of anxiety and other mood disorders over the past decade has been well documented by college counseling directors and independent researchers. Some of the more stunning statistics include:
And then there is campus violence, sexual assaults, sleep deprivation, addiction, depression, romantic relationships, discrimination of all types, and so many other conditions and influences that students confront and that impact their grades and chances of success. Campus health centers do not have enough resources and cannot keep up with demand for mental health services
Anxiety.org is greatly concerned with mental health issues on college campuses everywhere. That is why we have worked closely with top university and institutional researchers and leading clinicians to curate helpful and educational resources specifically for this group of young adults.
Do you feel overwhelmed or get easily annoyed or agitated? Trouble sleeping? Thoughts of suicide? Worried about tests or missing home? These are just a very few of the symptoms or clues that you may have anxiety or a related mental health or mood disorder. There should be no stigma associated with your feeling; anxiety is the most common health issue for college students. Whether it's at school or off premises, get the help and support you need; go talk to someone.
Anxiety disorders is at the top of the list of mental health challenges on college campuses. Many of the student statistics are worrisome. Consider that:
There may be a high level of co-morbidity with anxiety disorders. Learn more about the following disorders, which often affect college students, too:
Grants and Funding: We proudly support the research and programs of 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and institutions such as: the Anxiety Disorders program of the Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles; the Pacific Institute of Medical Research; the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred); and SchoolsForHope.org, an iFred educational project. Working with these partners enables Anxiety.org to extend its commitment to its mission. All the donations received, as well as 100% of Anxiety.org revenue in 2017, will be contributed to build, develop, and further the understanding, investigation, discovery, and treatment of the full spectrum of anxiety and related disorders.