While starting college is an exciting time in life, it can also be a nerve-wracking experience. Whether you’re just graduating from high school or going back to college after taking some time off, there can be anxieties that come with learning to navigate college life. The resources below will provide more information on anxiety, its signs and symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
University of Lynchburg Counseling Center
The Counseling Center has highly qualified Licensed Mental Health Counselors available to assist students with a variety of issues. The center provides counseling and education to help you feel your best and relate to others in a healthy way. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about any source of concern.
Anxiety in college: What we know and how to cope
Many students experience anxiety while in college. Being away from home, managing course work and schedules, social pressures — all while trying to maintain work/life balance — are all high stress factors that may lead to burnout and anxiety. This site offers tips on how to manage stress and anxiety while in college.
8 Tips for coping with Anxiety as a College Student
Healthline talked to NYC neuropsychologist and Columbia University faculty member Dr. Sanam Hafeez for advice on coping with college-related anxiety.
How to Help Someone with Anxiety
If you know someone who may be experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety, use this resource to help you recognize signs of anxiety and support them as they navigate through it.
The Power of Vulnerability
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, and love. In this poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research — one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself and understand humanity.
Listening to Shame
Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity, and vulnerability shine through every word.
Anxiety Resource Center
There are many types of anxiety disorders. Use this informational resource to explore different websites that can help educate, reduce the stigma associated with anxiety disorders, and offer support.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
The ADAA is a U.S. nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and improving the diagnosis, treatment, and cure of anxiety disorders in children and adults. Anxiety disorder is a class of mental disorders in which anxiety is the predominant feature.
The 9 Best Anxiety Podcasts for 2022
Does anxiety make your home, social, or work life difficult? Listening to this podcast may give you the support you need.
11 Podcasts for Anxiety
Healthline provides a quick look at the best podcasts for anxiety.
Breathe: Breathing consciously can be a wonderful tool to help you relax, reduce stress and anxiety, sleep better, and live a mindful life. Take a couple of minutes a day for yourself and you’ll notice that life really does come in pretty colors. Available for $0.99 on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Buddhify: Buddhify is here to help you bring more calm, clarity, and kindness to all parts of your life. Whether you’re looking to reduce stress and anxiety or get a better night’s sleep, Buddhify has easy-to-follow guided meditations to bring mindfulness to all parts of your life, with exercises for whatever you’re doing, wherever you are. Available for $4.99 on the Apple App Store and $2.99 on Google Play.
Headspace: Headspace is meditation made simple. It offers guided meditations suitable for all levels. Meditation can help improve your focus, exercise mindful awareness, relieve anxiety, and reduce stress. Free on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Sanvello: Whether you manage an ongoing condition like anxiety or depression, have acute stress or anxiety related to an event, or simply want to improve your mental well-being, Sanvello is rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy and gives you the help, support, and resources you need to feel more in control and happier over time. Free on the Apple App Store and Google Play.