Negative Effects Of Mental Health On College Students

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Although mental health has become a big issue across the U.S., it is especially becoming a problem in college. Suicide has become the “normal,” even though it’s unheard of primarily because of the stigma. Don’t believe me? Are you willing to tell me that stress is normal and to have thoughts of taking your own life while trying to juggle the responsibilities of being an adult is normal? Before you jump to any conclusions, let's take a look at my argument. Mental health has a negative effect on college students.
What is mental health? Mental health is a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being. It affects how we act and feel, while all the more dictating how we control our stress, relate to others, and how we make choices (ASPA). Mental health illnesses can range from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, college addiction abuse, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and sleep issues, just to name a few. To explain why mental health is important, I will provide an example of poor mental health. A quote from NBC News writes, “But then I would have extreme downs and want to do nothing,” she told NBC News. “All I wanted to do was sleep. I screwed up in school and at work, I was crying and feeling suicidal (James).” As you can see, someone who has bad mental health or an illness has a very hectic life.
I will now go on and talk about and how they can affect students. The most common mental health illnesses that students can suffer from are suicide and
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