Mental health awareness is growing on college campuses. As the stigma of mental health conditions has begun to decline, more and more students are taking steps to seek out counseling and other psychological services at their schools, revealing the true extent of these troubling issues.
The college environment can be a tumultuous time for young adults, and today’s students are subject to many social factors that can affect their stress levels, their vulnerability to mental health difficulties, and the severity of these conditions.
The 10 common warning signs:
The good news is, most people with mental illness live full and normal lives with proper treatment. The trick is to get help before the illness progresses to a point that causes additional harm.
How to help:
Share Your Concerns
Share what you’re concerned about with your friend using nonjudgmental “I” statements.
Support takes a lot of forms, from finding professional help to day-to-day tasks
Reach Out to Someone You Trust
It’s important to take care of yourself, too, so you may want to seek advice from or talk to a:
College Anxiety and Depression
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Crisis Hotline: 1-800-991-5272
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Substance Use Division Access Line: 1-866-266-4898
Medical center in Ridgecrest, California
Address: 1141 Chelsea St, Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Open 24 hours
Phone: (760) 463-2880
Mono County Behavioral Health
Mental health clinic in Mammoth Lakes, California
Address: 452 Old Mammoth Rd #304, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Hours: Closes 6PM
Phone: (760) 924-1740
Inyo County-Health & Human Services
Public health department in Bishop, California
Address: 162 Grove St, Bishop, CA 93514
Phone: (760) 872-1727