ACA member Perry Francis recently spoke with The Mighty about leaving the "protective bubble" of college.
The lack of structure, guidance, and regular social interaction can be very difficult to deal with, especially for the one in five students facing a mental health issue. Preparation is key.
In addition, according to Dr. Francis: "College students often find themselves having ‘tunnel vision,’ where they focus all their attention on their major and careers directly related to their major… But this tunnel vision is misleading and can make your anxieties worse…knowing how to use your skills can be important for keeping your anxieties in check.”
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