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Mental Health

Have you, a brother, or a friend been feeling stressed, anxious, sad, irritable or unfocused lately? You’re not alone. At least half of college students reported that within the past year they’ve felt so stressed that they couldn’t function. These feelings may seem completely normal, but they may also require help to overcome.

If you are experiencing emotional difficulties and would like to speak with someone, locate the health or counseling center on your campus, talk to your resident assistant, or stop by your fraternity/sorority life advisor’s office.

If your university does not offer health or counseling services, ask a campus staff member about mental health resources in the local community or view one of the following online resources for more information:

ULifeline – An anonymous, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for information they need and want regarding topics such as depression, stress, anxiety, and suicide prevention.

The Jed Foundation – An organization that works nationally to reduce the rate of suicide and the prevalence of emotional distress among college students.

Half of Us – A website sponsored by mtvU and The Jed Foundation that raises awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connects students to the appropriate resources to get help.

 If you need immediate assistance, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained professional. You can also call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.