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Mental health’s impacts on college students

From finals, to late nights of studying, a load of assignments — students get overwhelmed at...
From finals, to late nights of studying, a load of assignments — students get overwhelmed at times.(KSNB Local4)
Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 8:12 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - As students are heading to college, they can experience a number of pressures, both inside and outside the classroom. From finals, to late nights of studying, students can get overwhelmed at times.

Luz Colon-Rodriquez, director of Counseling and Prevention Education Services for Central Community College, said some students tend to be better at sharing their mental health state more than others.

“We all kind of like to put on the façade that we’re OK and that everything is handled and that college is exciting and wonderful, and I want to remind people that it’s not always going to be that 100% of the time, and that’s OK,” Colon-Rodriquez said. “And so, we’re going to have some ups and downs.”

Colon-Rodriquez said people who are feeling too anxious, stressed and not feeling themselves should alert someone on what it going on. She added that some people prefer to keep what they’re going through to themselves, and gave certain steps people can take.

“Making sure we’re taking that time out to recharge our batteries,” Colon-Rodriquez said. “Whether that’s taking a walk, whether that’s making sure we’re eating and drinking healthy foods, exercise.”

She said COVID-19 could’ve also contributed poorly to a person’s mental state.

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