Stress & Students: Why Do College Students Struggle with Mental Health?
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Stress & Students: Why Do College Students Struggle with Mental Health?

College mental health revolves around nurturing the psychological and emotional well-being of students in the university or college setting. It’s not just about the absence of mental health issues but also about fostering positive traits like resilience, social connections, and goal pursuit. Prioritizing mental health in college is crucial for academic success, personal growth, and…

Are You a Healthy Achiever or Anxious Overachiever?

Are You a Healthy Achiever or Anxious Overachiever?

The reverse advice you just might need to keep from burning out. You can do anything. Work harder. Get going. Give it your VERY.BEST. This seems innocent enough at a time where it’s popular to call the upcoming generation “lazy.” But not for those whose version of ONE.HUNDRED.PERCENT might be dangerous. For the anxious overachiever,…

Anxiety: 2020’s Frenemy

Anxiety: 2020’s Frenemy

Stress is paradoxical. Here’s how to use it for good. 2020 has been provocative, heavy, and hard. Hypervigilance is the new normal. Our bandwidth has been stretched beyond belief. There’s so much to make sense of. Attend to. Contend with. Anxiety can feel inevitable. And the most unwelcome of guests. As we grapple with the…

Is Confrontation Dread Causing You Unnecessary Anxiety?

Is Confrontation Dread Causing You Unnecessary Anxiety?

3 micro-strategies when passivity and people-pleasing are taking a toll. KEY POINTS Confrontation dread, a state of apprehension and anxiety about speaking up, can lead to anxiety and relationship distress. Prevalent phenomena like ghosting in relationships and “quiet quitting” at work seem to show how challenging confrontation is. Confrontation dread isn’t a moral failing; rather,…

Is the Pressure to Crush It Crushing You?

Is the Pressure to Crush It Crushing You?

When resolutions fizzle, try micro-dosing courage. KEY POINTS Self-punishment is unlikely to spur meaningful and lasting behavioral change. Risks, not resolutions, offer opportunities to build candor, camaraderie, and community. Strategic risk can help foster zest for living and meaningful growth. It’s somehow mid-January and that fresh-start feeling has faded. The resolutions we’d hope would get…