One of the biggest things college students struggle with is mental health. Between school work, exams, campus involvement, and life in general it can be tough to keep up with everything and feel secure in yourself. There are many specifics that can be overlooked in a students life that can help to improve mental health status.
The biggest topic that always gets ignored is depression. 30 percent of college students are living with depression which means that there are a percentage of students who feel alone and defeated. If you are living with depression and ignoring it, please seek help. There are a lot of resources both on and off-campus that help students who may not be in good mental health. If you don't seek help it will get worse and you may find yourself in a black hole that will be extremely difficult to get back out of.
Another topic is anxiety. Whether it be anxiety about finals or an essay or scheduling it is always present on college campuses in some capacity. Again, seek help and try to take little moments to breathe. If you can remember to breathe and remember that you will get through whatever situation you are facing anxiety will slowly start to dissipate. If you are like me, you suffer from anxiety attacks and one thing I find helpful is going off by myself. Even if it's just taking a walk anything could help.
Eating disorders is probably the third most common mental health disorder found in college students and that can be due to a number of reasons. First, when you are busy you don't always have time to stop and eat a proper meal. This leads to skipping meals and getting less nutrition during the day. You also have the infamous freshmen fifteen which surprisingly is a real thing. People looking to avoid gaining those extra pounds tend to skip meals or eat very little or even purge after eating. Make an effort to be healthy in college and eat what you are supposed to.
Mental health disorders deserve more attention than they receive in college. If a student is struggling they should receive the help they need to get back to a state of security and happiness. If you see someone struggling, try to coach them towards help and maybe be the person they need in their life.