Mental and Emotional Health
While college can be an exciting time, "it can also be overwhelming and stressful. Depression, anxiety, substance use, and eating disorders are common mental health issues on college campuses."
— American Psychiatric Association
Learn about campus resources that can help you maintain positive mental and emotional health during your years at SDSU.
- Counseling & Psychological Services: C&PS helps helps students benefit fully from their college experience by supporting their personal, social, and emotional well-being. C&PS also provides consultation and referral services to students, staff, faculty and parents.
C&PS offers anonymous online screenings for:
- Alcohol and other drugs: Learn about resources on and off campus for help with issues related to alcohol and other drugs.
- Sleep strategies: Learn how inadequate sleep detracts from student success, and get helpful suggestions for improving your quality of life through good sleep habits.
"Taking control of your emotional health involves realizing that choices you make about sleep, diet and exercise can have a direct impact on your emotions and state of mind. It also means being proactive when you are concerned about your thoughts or feelings. When unaddressed, mental health problems like depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and addiction can make it hard to do well or feel good. The good news is that these problems are treatable and getting help is the first step towards feeling better and moving forward."