College can be stressful. You can easily get anxious trying to juggle school, work, friends, and family while trying to figure out the rest of your life. Most of us bounce back. But frequent, intense, and uncontrollable anxiety that interferes with your daily routines may be a sign of an anxiety disorder. Learn the difference between everyday anxiety and an anxiety disorder.
- Created for students, "Glass People illustrates college-age anxiety and the great value of finding professional help. The filmmakers, John Berardo and Brian Frager, are students at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
- Animated characters describe the big difference between anxiety and anxiety disorders.
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health problems on college campuses. Get the facts.
- A 2011 national survey shows that more than 62 percent of students who withdrew from college with mental health problems did so for that reason.
- See how Melissa, a 22-year-old student, took control of her OCD.
The good news? Most college and university campuses have mental health resources available. Find help on your campus.
Stressed out about exams? Learn how to manage test anxiety.
And check out National Stress Out Day 2013, ADAA’s annual educational campaign on college campuses, co-sponsored by Active Minds.