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How to be healthy and be a student

Updated: Jan 23, 2020

By: Julie Trone

Constantly feeling too tired, anxious or stressed to complete homework, attend class, or take your tests successfully? If you answered ‘yes’ maybe it would benefit you to have a conversation with a trusted family member, friend, advisor or counselor. While knowledge and growing your intellect are vastly important facets of student success so is your mental health.

You are not alone. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed are common issues among college students. The American Psychological Association reported in 2013 that anxiety is the top concern among college students followed by depression and relationship problems.

Did you know there is mental health support on-campus? In fact, there are supports in place at all of the FRCC campuses. You can schedule an appointment to have a private counseling session at no cost to you and join an on-campus student-led organization for support and self-care techniques. All you need to do is take the first step.

Check out these new student-led organizations at the FRCC Larimer campus;

Mental Health Awareness Club: Meeting time is 1:30 pm in Longs Peak Student Center every Monday

Sobriety and Habits Club: Meeting time is 5:30 to 6:30 pm in Sunlight Peak room 218 (conference room) every Tuesday and Thursday

A full list of FRCC Larimer campus clubs is here. Finding a supportive group with similar interests is priceless. You may even make a few lifelong friends.

For professional counseling services, students can take a free mental health screening and schedule counseling appointments on the campus they attend. Stop by the counseling office on campus for more information.

‘Don’t let your struggle become your identity’ – Unknown author

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