Teens and college students can easily feel anxious trying to juggle school, work, friends, and family while trying to figure out the rest of your life. Most of us bounce back. But frequent, intense, and uncontrollable anxiety that interferes with your daily routines may be a sign of an anxiety disorder. Anxiety Disorders are one of the most common mental health problems on college campuses. Learn the difference between everyday anxiety and an anxiety disorder.


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Facts & Statistics

  • 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin developing by age 14.
  • 75% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin developing by age 24.
  • 8-10 years is the average delay between onset and intervention.
  • The 2nd leading cause of death in youth ages 10-24 is suicide.
  • 50% of students age 14 or older with a mental illness drop out of high school.
  • 70% of youth in state and local juvenile justice systems have a mental illness.

Sources: Nami.org and CDC.org

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Active Minds
Adolescent Peer Support League
AnxietyInTeens
Guide to College Student Mental Health 
How to Overcome Test Anxiety in College
The Jed Foundation
TeensHealth
Minding Your Mind
Mental Health America - Life on Campus Guide
National Eating Disorders Association
Promoting Student Mental Health 
Student Mental Health: A Guide to Identifying Disorders and Promoting Wellness 
The Jed Foundation 


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