Manage Your Stress

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How is your Mental Health?

Mental health is equally as important as physical health. Why focus on your mental health? One reason relates directly to what is important to every student at USA: academic success. Mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety have been shown to be strong negative predictors of academic outcomes such as persistence/retention and grade point average (GPA). Other reasons to focus on your mental health include coping with the stressors in your life more effectively, enhancing your physical health, developing meaningful relationships and realizing your full potential. We all struggle at times, but there are a number of very effective interventions for depression, anxiety and stress. It is important to reach out sooner than later if you notice you are struggling academically, socially, or emotionally.