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The quintessential student attends class, participates in school events, is part of organizations and, on top of that, lives away from campus grounds. With these extracurricular activities, it gives students less time to relax and more to add on their to-do list.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are one of the most common illnesses in the United States. It affects approximately 18 percent of the population nationwide and it costs the US more than $42 billion a year for treatment.
It takes work to be healthy, especially when happiness is, for better or worse, not the default human condition. It’s okay to be unhappy, what really matters, though, is the action one takes to feel well.
Mental illness is at times not taken as seriously as disease that display more obvious physical symptoms.
Students often struggle with the balance of class, work, applications, family and sometimes it can all be too much during the semester.
Many students reach out to the University office of Counseling and Psychological Services when they feel overwhelmed with any type of a variety of issues.
According to the CAPS annual report of 2012 – 2013, students seek counseling due to five main reasons, the most prevalent of which is anxiety.
With the highest long-term unemployment rates, Florida’s Great Recession recovery is slow– emphasis on slow.