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It’s time to go back to school! Many young students will be entering their first or second semester of college this Spring. How can you avoid stress and anxiety during this transitional time in their lives?

Planning a schedule

When signing up for classes, it is wise to set up a schedule for yourself. What days would you like to go to class? What days might you like to take off? What time of day would you rather spend in class? Make sure to account for homework time, as well, as it can become overwhelming and pile up if you don’t plan ahead a time to work on it.

Take advantage of your tech! If you’d like to, download some scheduling and reminder apps in order to assist you with your new schedule. Perhaps you could even install some studying and flashcard apps, if those help you. If your professor allows it, you may be allowed to record a live lesson with an audio recording app – which can has shown to be very useful for many students.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

Things might quickly start to become overwhelming, even if you’re an older student. You may be prone to experiencing depressive or anxious thoughts, due to all the stress. Never be afraid to ask for help! There are many, many resources out there for college students, many of them are right on your campus! From self-help books at the library to professional school counsellors, there is a wide variety of help out there. If you are anxious about seeing someone in person in order to make appointments, you may be able to do so over the phone or online – check with your school’s website first!

Don’t overdo it

Try your best not to overload yourself – take some time to yourself if you need it. If you live on campus, spend a little time off of it to get your mind off school for a bit. Consider doing a daily outdoor activity – studies have shown that nature and exercise are both helpful in reducing stress. There may even be outdoor clubs on campus – so be on the lookout for those!


Remember, when you feel really out of control, you are never alone, and there are always people ready and willing to talk.

For those who need it, the suicide national hotline is 1-800-273-8255. They are available 24 hours a day, year round.

We wish you a safe and happy semester!

College life can be stressful and chaotic. Thankfully, we have a telehealth program that is perfect for the college student who can’t seem to find the time to focus on their mental health.

Easy and affordable access to our mental health specialists STARTS HERE.

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Please note that, while we publish accurate information with professional input, no information in this blog is intended as a replacement for medical advice from licensed providers. To receive such advice please contact MindPath Care Centers at mindpathcare.com or call us at 877-876-3783, and we will connect you with a professional who can further assist you.

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.