On Ithaca College’s campus at night, it is not surprising that most academic buildings are rather quiet.
What I didn’t imagine was spending every free second sitting at my desk reading chapters upon chapters of textbooks and slowly checking tasks off my never-ending to-do list.
Ithaca College students use marijuana, drink alcohol, feel stressed and have sex more than the national average, according to survey results from the National College Health Assessment survey.
Every post that I make will follow the journey in trying to stay as fit as possible through a time that is difficult for most. Stay strong freshmen: We’re going to make it through.
College is extremely stressful. It leads us to binge eat junk food, drink spastic amounts of coffee, pull all-nighters and spend countless hours in front of computer screens without exercise. And many of us, myself included, feel our future careers hinge on the quality of our performance in these four years. Talk about pressure.
By providing an outlet for students to express their challenges with mental health and their own personal well-being, Active Minds will foster important dialogue on campus and help students realize a well-rounded education should mean a commitment to mental health.