College Students


Entering college can be an exciting time for young adults; for many students, it can be a time of discovery and growth. However, the immense pressure of college life can lead to complex feelings and emotions, which can often result in the onset of mental health concerns. Anxiety, depression, and thoughts of suicide are common examples, but at Mental Health Haven, we’re here to help you navigate your worries and fears and help you grow. 

The Challenges of Being a College Student – And How We Can Help

Many college students can encounter problems or feelings that aren’t easily resolvable. Feelings of homesickness, academic stress, isolation,  body image issues, and family expectations can considerably impact your mental health. They can cause you to feel hopeless and apathetic about your outlook on life. While college is meant to be a time of adventure and success, feelings of conflict and struggles to keep up with life’s challenges can be new, unexpected, and, most of all, terrifying. When faced with mental health struggles, talking about what you’ve been feeling can even feel unpleasant. We’re here to tell you that your emotions are valid. 

At Mental Health Haven, we work with college students from around the country, providing them with psychiatric consultations and individual psychotherapy to give them the resources they need most to create positive change. Our services are catered towards people facing issues with their mental health, as we provide a variety of resources and counseling help for college students facing common mental health problems, including: 

  • Depression/Affective Disorders: Difficulties with schoolwork, loss of interest in college activities, changes in eating and sleeping, and feelings of despair are some of the symptoms that come with depression and affective mood disorders and can be further impacted by college life.
  • Anxiety/Panic Disorders: The stressors of college can be even more prominent for those with anxiety and other panic disorders. Feelings of nervousness, dread, and burnout can come from academic responsibilities and busy schedules, contributing to an increased social pressure to succeed and belong. 
  • ADD/ADHD: Inattentiveness, impulsiveness, and struggles to keep organized impact your college life more than you’d think. Experiencing these impulses can contribute to other problems, such as depression and anxiety, making time management harder than ever. 
  • Bipolar Disorders: Manic-depressive episodes can greatly contribute to how you experience college, leading to chronic stress, impulsive behaviors, and difficulties with academic life. Most of all, it presents huge challenges for those trying to experience friends and relationships when left unmanaged. Bipolar disorder typically emerges in late adolescence and early adulthood, often coinciding with a young person’s first time leaving their family and support system at home. 
  • OCD: Obsessive-compulsive disorder can create intrusive thoughts that impact your academic life, causing compulsions that hinder your ability to complete tasks and achieve your goals. 
  • Early Psychosis: Signs of early psychosis indicate schizophrenia among other psychotic disorders, causing frightening experiences that can leave you feeling alone and abnormal. Finding resources for your condition is crucial, and we can provide the encouragement you need to speak about your experiences and care for your well-being. 
  • Addiction: College is a time of experiencing new things which can often result in experimentation with drugs and alcohol. Many college students find themselves isolated, and afraid to share their difficulties with friends and family. Mental Health Haven offers a safe, non-judgemental space to work through what is causing you difficulty while away at school. 

Find Help and Relief Through Mental Health Haven

Our goal is to help you through the challenges you’re facing in a safe, supportive environment. At Mental Health Haven, we work to erase the stigma surrounding mental disorders and educate our clients through positive mental health practices.