Mental health tips for college students

College is a time of learning, self-discovery, and enjoyment for students. It’s normal to get a little stressed out due to back-to-back lectures, homework, assignments, and personal life. So, we can say that it’s also a period of emotional instability that should be dealt with as quickly as possible.


Unfortunately, it is often observed that many college students with possible mental health issues don’t seek the help they need. Sometimes, feelings of doubt, uneasiness, and uncertainty creep in and hinder what should be the best time of their life. The following are some of the simple yet effective tips for sound mental health.

Develop a healthy social network

The most common thing students do when they feel stressed out is to cut themselves off from society, but that could do more harm than good. In fact, one of the best ways to calm yourself down whenever you’re stressed out is to surround yourself with family and friends.

Form a group of close friends and stay in contact with your family. Get to know your mentors and advisors. The more people you know at your college, the more connected you’ll feel.

Take care of your body

Your mental fitness is very much related to your physical fitness and how good you’re feeling about yourself. Regular physical exercise is the key to a happy and healthy brain as it allows a regular flush of toxins and rejuvenates body cells.

Along with at least 30-60 minutes of physical activity every day, make sure you get quality sleep of at least 6 hours daily.

Value yourself

Self-loathing is very common when you’re stressed out or when you feel like life is too unfair to you. But the reality is that it does you much harm and makes you feel even worse about yourself.

You should try to treat yourself with kindness and respect. Make time for your hobbies and favourite activities. You can also play your favourite video game, go outdoors to play your favourite sport, take dance lessons, learn to play an instrument or learn a new language to keep yourself engaged as well as on the learning wheel.

Set realistic goals

It’s good to be ambitious, have big goals and aspirations. However, things start to go wrong when you aim for too high in a very little time or when you don’t even have a proper vision around it.

As a college student, you should decide what you want to achieve academically, professionally and personally, and jot down the steps you need to pursue your goals. Sure, you should aim high, but be practical about it and don’t over-schedule. You’ll enjoy a huge sense of self-worth and achievement as you progress toward your goal even if it’s a small one.

Get help if everything else doesn’t work

Seeking help is not a sign of weakness, but strength. So, if you are feeling stressed or anxious and feel like anything is not working, don’t be afraid to reach out for help. Talk to your classmates, call your parents, or discuss the problem with your professors. If in any case, you need further help, don’t hesitate to reach out to any mental health counseling center.

College students are particularly susceptible to stress and depression as they are just entering adulthood and usually lack well-developed coping strategies. Thankfully, a healthy lifestyle, surrounding yourself around your family and seeking the required help can definitely help you avoid stress and keep you happy.

At RMIET, we strive to provide a healthy and cooperative environment for students so that they could easily discuss their academic as well as personal issues. All this helps in the overall development of students. Do visit our website to know more about the college –