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How To Look After Your Mental Health In College

Taking good care of your mental health when you start college should be your top priority. It can very exciting to start this new chapter of your life, but it also means that you're going to experience a lot of changes on your own. Going to college means starting a whole new phase without the guidance of your parents or family members. This can be stressful to some students because it means leaving home and exploring new things without help from anyone. New campus, new friends, and new experiences will bring you so much joy. However, it might also make you stressed and worried.

Prioritizing your Mental Health During the COVID-19 and Online-Learning Era

Hustle culture is no joke. If you're not interning at renown corporations, involved in 10+ organizations, and working, you most likely feel like, "what am I doing with my life." The problem with this is not you- it's normal to focus on your growth and take things slowly. The "hustle" life and amount of accolades on your resume does not define the quality and efficiency of your impact in this world.

Balancing Schoolwork With Other Obligations

As students, we’re often working on multiple assignments at once. Deadlines for classes tend to overlap, and we spend some time each week figuring out how to best utilize our time for the dozens of things we have to do. This can be a harder process to figure out if you’re balancing work, extracurriculars, studying for a standardized test, as well as personal life. Sometimes, we feel that we don’t have enough hours in the day for all our responsibilities, and we end up neglecting our obligations. I have run into the same problem various times over the years. Below, I will be giving my tips for maintaining a balance in your life.

The Mental Health Crisis in the Ivy league

The Ivy League seems like an unattainable, glorious dream; having unimaginable resources that would allow you to explore interests and passions, engaging in riveting conversation with bright peers, learning useful skills for a fulfilling career. While there are multiple famous alumni that come from these schools, a lot of the mental strain that comes with the Ivy is swept under the rug since it is a given when attending these top schools.