The transition to college, while exciting, can be challenging at the same time.  Recent studies talk about the rise of anxiety disorders on campus, as well as a feeling of isolation, even while being connected on social media.  Many college students (and their friends and families) are at a loss as to what to do if/when a mental health concern comes up.  Affordablecollegesonline.org has created an invaluable guide which includes an in-depth look at the most common issues among college students, how to identify those issues, and, perhaps most importantly, when and how to get help.

Key mental health and related concerns highlighted in the guidebook include:

– Anxiety & Stress– Depression

– Alcohol & Substance Abuse

– Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

– Anorexia & Bulimia

Click HERE to check out this resource guide.

If you or someone you know is in crisis or struggling with thoughts of suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255). Or chat with someone online by going to www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

In crisis? You can text LA to 741741 to talk with a trained Crisis Counselor for free, 24/7. For more information check out www.crisistextline.org

If you are a teen who needs to speak to another teen listener, please contact the LA Teen Line at 310-855-4673, or www.teenlineonline.org

Be Well, Be Heard!