Let’s Talk About MENTAL HEALTH During Your First Month of College

Hey guys,

I am someone who is very passionate about mental health and coming from someone who has struggled with mental health in the past, I knew that I would need to have it be a priority during this transition to college.

I know that change is a super scary thing and trust me I was scared that I was not going to make friends or I was going to fail all my classes, and this was just my anxiety talking, I often find it so helpful to practice breathing exercises.

I use the Breath app on my Apple Watch, but there are so many other apps that you can use and I will put some down below.

Another thing that I have found helpful is journaling! Every day I try to carve out 5-15 minutes to journal about different topics, like school, social, mental, and physical health. 

I find it so helpful to put these things in writing so my mind is not wandering all over the place.

Ultimately, before you can focus on classes and all the stress that comes with starting college you need to take care of your mental health. If you are struggling or even if you are not, please, please remember, “You are enough, you are so enough, it is unbelievable how enough you are.”

Merrin <3

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