Stress, Anxiety & Depression

Feeling down, anxious, or stressed from time-to-time is a normal part of life. Many changes experienced in college can be stressful. It’s important to recognize, however, when these emotions begin to interfere with your ability to function in your day-to-day life.

Stress, anxiety, and depression were all reported by Georgetown students on the National College Health Assessment as top factors that negatively impact academic performance. Educating yourself on these topics and available resources can help facilitate a happy, successful college experience.

Articles

Finals Stress

30% of Hoyas reported that stress affected their academic performance, according to a national survey. Discover the symptoms and learn how to prevent and manage stress.

Overcome with Stress?

Stress is the body’s response to life’s demands. However, feeling too much stress could lead to health problems and could negatively interfere with everyday life. Learn more about what you can do to effectively manage your stress.

Dealing with Depression

It can be difficult to know whether you’re feeling really down or going through clinical depression. According to the American College Health Association, 10% of college students have been diagnosed with depression and many more are struggling but have yet to seek help. Explore signs and symptoms, as well as available resources.

Coping with Anxiety

Anxiety and stress- what’s the difference? Like stress, anxiety is prevalent during the college years, and when it occurs frequently it can interfere with everyday life. However, anxiety adds the component of fear. Take a deep breath and read on to learn more about the condition that two out of three college students report experiencing.

Test Anxiety

Students experiencing test anxiety may do poorly on an exam even if they know the material better than a classmate. Find out the best way to prevent and control your test anxiety.

Suicide

Suicide is a serious issue that is the third-leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 15-24. This article provides more information on warning signs and prevention for those in danger of hurting themselves.