A glimpse into anxiety and depression


Courtney Munson, Writer

Common Mental Health Issues:



Depression/Anxiety Among College Students:

Depression and anxiety are common issues faced by students due to stressors in the college environment. Worry about meeting academic expectations, financial struggles, and troubles with interpersonal relationship contribute to the high rate of illness.

According to the self-care website Healthline, 1 out of 4 college students suffer from depression, and 4 out of 5 who contemplate or attempt suicide show clear warning signs.


Depression- lost interest in things you used to enjoy, experience extreme sadness or hopelessness, or began heavy drinking or drug use to cope with the feelings.

Anxiety- anxious or worrisome thoughts on a daily basis, plagued by fears other perceive as unfounded or irrational, avoid everyday social activities because they cause fear, sudden heart-pounding panic attacks, or if you feel your school or work life are affected.

Effects on Life:

Depression and anxiety can have a huge effect on your quality of life. It is a common issue for young adults. Seek help before it becomes a bigger problem.


Student Health and Counseling Services

Location: D-024

Phone: 773-442-4650

Suicide hotline:

Call 1-800-273-8255

Available 24 hours everyday

Online chat is also available at Chat.SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.