Student Mental Health
Are you a student who is feeling, depressed, down, anxious, stressed out, lonely or just plain homesick?
Students suffering from depression, stress or anxiety cannot produce the best results, so you must recognise the symptoms early and seek help as soon as you can.
Students with symptoms like the ones below should seek help with their mental health.
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
- Fatigue and decreased energy
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness
- Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
- Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
- Irritability, restlessness
- Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex
- Overeating or appetite loss
- Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment
- Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" feelings
- Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
You Are Not The Only One
A lot of your fellow students have felt the way you do, at one time or another; the important thing is to not suffer alone and in silence.
So why not do something radical and talk to each other if you’re feeling a bit lonesome. After all, it’s not like they won’t understand what you’re going through! Also, if you'd rather not admit your troubles to your friends (though they'll undoubtedly be happy to help) then you should speak to university counsellors or student reps that will be able to point you in the direction of some good advice. There are resources out there to help you cope and get well; the first step is to seek help. See your GP or university medical staff, for help and or information, on student mental health issues.
Some Resources For Seeking Help Combatting Student Mental Health Problems
Student mental health - NHS Choices
Student Minds—A Guide For Friends
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