Manage Your Stress
How is your Mental Health?
Mental health is equally as important as physical health. Why is focusing on your mental health
so important? Well, there are a number of reasons - one of which relates directly
to what is important to every student at USA – Academic Success. Mental health conditions
such as depression and anxiety have been shown to be strong negative predictors of
academic outcomes such as persistence/retention and grade point average (GPA). Other
reasons to focus on your mental health – by doing so you are able to cope with the
stressors in your life more effectively, enhance your physical health, develop meaningful
relationships and realize your full potential. We all struggle at times but the good
news is that there are a number of very effective interventions for depression, anxiety
and stress so it is important to reach out sooner than later if you notice you are
struggling on campus in any area of functioning – academic, social or emotional.