Anxiety is not necessarily a bad thing. It alearts us to stress, can make us more aware of our surroundings, and help us out in certain situations. So, when is it a problem? If anxiety is causing problems in relationships, on schoolwork, or begins to interfere with daily routines, it might be time to seek help.
One common form of anxiety experienced by many college students is Separation Anxiety and Loneliness. Moving away from home for the first time, even for someone looking forward to coming to college, can create anxiety. New people, new places, new requirements and expectations, increased responsibilities... just to name a few aspects of college life!
Whether anxiety is due to Generalized Anxiety Disorder, adjustment to college life, social interactions, tests, or any other reason, contact the counseling center and find out how to manage it, learn relaxation exercises, and stop it from being a barrier to growing into the person you want to be!