College Students

“I felt a tingling sensation spread throughout my chest. A sudden fear of death seemed to come from nowhere.”

A Traumatic Trigger of Panic

My name is Jacob. I'm 20 years old and this is my story:

It all started on what seemed like a regular day in my sophomore year of college. I went to all my classes and got back to my dorm room at about 5 p.m. When I checked to see if my roommate was in yet, I found him lying on the floor by his bed. He had died of a heart attack at 20 years old.

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Howie Mandel Talks About OCD

TV personality and actor Howie Mandel shares his struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in a public service announcement for the ADAA campaign Treat It, Don't Repeat It: Break Free From OCD.

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Patricia Gerbarg, MD, and Richard Brown, MD

Mind-Body Practices in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Patricia Gerbarg, MD, and Richard Brown, MD

Patricia Gerbarg, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry
New York Medical College

Richard Brown, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
College of Physicians and Surgeons

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College Students

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.

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National Stress Øut Day Participating Schools

Alma College
Arizona State University
Argosy University, Inland Empire
Assumption College
Augustana College
Bowdoin College
Bowie State University
Bridgewater College
Bryn Mawr College
Cabrini College
California State University Chico
California State University Long Beach
Carthage College
Case Western Reserve University
Central Michigan University
Chapman University
Colgate University
College of Mt. St.

Resources

Active Minds – national organization of college campus chapters that works to promote mental health education and awareness on campus

National Stress Øut Day Anti-Stress Activities

  • ScreamFest: Let out one unified tension-breaking scream prior to finals.
  • Exam Oasis: Make stress balls, receive massages, play games, and offer refreshments.
  • Recess: Recess is a reminder of what used to be fun about school. Organize kickball, dodgeball, 4-square, or Red Rover.

Find Help

If you think you have an anxiety or anxiety-related disorder, or if you feel overwhelmed or just not yourself, it’s time to get help. There is no shame in talking to someone about your feelings. Getting help is a sign of strength, not weakness.

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