College can be a difficult time for many students in any circumstance. It is normal to feel stress; in fact, it can be healthy in moderation and can motivate us to continue when we feel overwhelmed. However, when stress and anxiety go unmanaged, the effects can threaten the well-being of the individual and make it hard to carry out everyday tasks and responsibilities.
To recognize behaviors often associated with severe anxiety and stress, review the following material. Recognizing these behaviors can help you know when to ask for help and where to find it. Consider visiting some of the additional resources for more information.
1. Be aware of behavioral health issues.
- Feeling more worried and/or anxious than usual
- Experiencing sudden emotional outbursts
- Feeling depressed or unhappy
- Struggling to fall asleep at night or get up in the morning
- Noticing weight or appetite changes
- Being quiet and withdrawn
- Feeling guilty or worthless
2. Learn how to manage anxiety.
3. Seek professional help from the Student Health Center.
In addition to the information provided from the ADAA, BYU-Idaho has many resources to help students manage their struggles with stress and anxiety.
The Student Health Center offers workshops on how to deal with everyday challenges, including stress and anxiety.
The Counseling Center connects students with seasoned professionals who specialize in treating stress, anxiety, and many other behavioral issues.
If you or someone you know are experiencing suicidal thoughts, call 911.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255