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Jed Foundation’s Mental Health Resource Center

Mental Health Resource Center

The Jed Foundation’s Mental Health Resource Center provides essential information about common emotional health issues and shows teens and young adults how they can support one another, overcome challenges, and make a successful transition to adulthood.

About Go Ask Alice!

Connect with Go Ask Alice.

Go Ask Alice! is an online resource provided by Columbia University, geared toward students who may have questions or curiosity about health topics. The website makes health information more accessible to students. The latest research findings and breakthroughs in the health field are presented. The website answers questions about alcohol and other drugs; emotional health; fitness and nutrition; general health; relationships; and sexual and reproductive health. Information provided by Go Ask Alice! is not medical advice and is not meant to replace consultation with a health care professional.

Coping Effectively with Anxiety

Do you suffer from anxiety? Most people do. You just need to find ways to treat it. Anxiety is simply the body’s reaction to stressful, dangerous, or unfamiliar situations. It’s the sense of uneasiness, distress, or dread you feel before a significant event. Worrying about a job interview or stressing out over a test is healthy and normal anxiety.

For those suffering from an anxiety disorder, anxiety can be completely debilitating. It is often irrational, overwhelming, and disproportionate to the situation. Sufferers may feel as though they have no control of their feelings; it can involve physical symptoms like headaches, nausea, or trembling. When normal anxiety becomes irrational and begins to recur and interfere with daily life, it is classified as a disorder.

Learn more about dealing with the effects of anxiety.
Here are some of the issues discussed on that site:

  • How to Overcome Test Anxiety
  • Exam Week Causes a Surge of Insomnia and Stress
  • Five Simple Ways to Relieve Stress

Critical Mental Health Resources

Connect with Critical Mental Health Resources for College Students

Major mental health issues can result from stress, overwork, fatigue, or even the onset of a more serious mental illness. Up to 75 percent of college students with possible mental health issues do not seek help.

This resource is for college students and young people, but it is not meant to take the place of professional advice from a qualified mental health specialist. Anyone who wishes to learn more about their mental health should consider taking this mental health assessment before visiting these resources.

Mental health experts and researchers often use the word ‘crisis’ to describe the mental health challenges many U.S. college students currently face. In a 2021 national college assessment, about 30% of students who responded said that anxiety negatively affected their academic performance and college experience. Furthermore, just 1 in 5 students reported a diagnosis of depression by a healthcare professional. Mood disturbances represent some of the mental health conditions expressed by college students.

Other common challenges include suicide and suicide ideation, eating disorders, and substance misuse. This guide introduces the top five mental health challenges faced by college students today, with advice on how to identify potential conditions and get support.

Current Chattahoochee Tech students can get access to free counseling by emailing

Suicide in College: Awareness, Prevention, and Support

Although conversations around mental health are becoming commonplace, the number of suicide attempts, especially among college aged students has been increasing each year. To change this pattern, we need to look out for ourselves and others. We can start by educating ourselves about what factors contribute to suicidal ideation and the symptoms that someone might be struggling to address. By recognizing risk factors and signs of a suicide attempt, we can get help before it is too late. This guide provides awareness tools needed to recognize signs that someone is struggling with their mental health and possibly considering suicide.

Substance Abuse Help

Sometimes, a college lifestyle includes the use of drugs and alcohol. Stay informed about drugs and alcohol and learn to recognize when they put you at risk.

StartYourRecovery is a tool that helps you take steps toward a more healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol, even if you do not consider this a problem behavior. Read about experiences of people like you, learn how to make responsible choices, and locate support if drugs or alcohol become a problem in your life on the College Students Page.

Top Mental Health Problems Facing College Students

Students are under a great deal of pressure during their college years. This resource helps you identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues and provides information about where and when to seek help. This information is not a substitute for treatment, but it will help you find resources – including the consideration of counseling — that may contribute to a successful and more fulfilling college experience.

College Mental Health

College students juggle numerous responsibilities that often result in stress. While stress is common, college students balancing numerous responsibilities can feel overwhelmed. Too much stress can cause a mental disorder. While many college students battle mental illness, few seek help. These resources are available to help students who are experiencing mental health issues such as too much stress, substance abuse, and eating disorders.

Comprehensive resources for college student mental health

National Mental Health Organizations:

There are also many recognized national organizations that sponsor or host mental health support groups. These support groups offer those who struggle with their mental health an opportunity to be heard in a community setting. Below is a list of some of the most respected mental health organizations in the United States:

How to be a Successful Neurodiverse College Student

Neurodiverse college students, including those with learning disabilities or chronic mental health illness, will have to overcome different challenges compared to some of their peers, but that does not mean getting a degree is less possible. Click on the link to learn more about what your college experience might look like as a neurodivergent student and how you can be successful in college. This guide will offer perspectives and tips that neurodiverse students can use to improve their education experience.

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