Depression and Test Anxiety

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency, dial “911” for immediate assistance.

RHA Mobile Crisis Team:  1.844.709.4097

Depression/Mental Wellnesssleep

College life gets complicated and stressful for everyone at times, but it doesn’t have to negatively affect your academic performance.  Explore healthy ways to manage depression and if necessary, seek professional help. Sleep, diet and exercise are the BIG THREE often overlooked.

Check out Community Resources for medical and mental health resources in this area or visit Counseling Services – downtown or north campus.

Reaching out to others!  Friends often turn to friends when they need help.  If you or some you know is struggling with depression, you are not alone. Join MTVU – MTV’s 24-hour college network and the Jed Foundation to explore college students’ emotional health in their Emotional Health 101 video.

Mental Health America provides an on-line depression screening tool you may find helpful.

Half of Us is a great resource to find ways take control of your emotional health; to use an anonymous screening tool to check your emotional health; to learn how to help a friend because you’re worried about him or her; and to get connected to get help for yourself or a friend.

Test Anxiety

First, you’re not alone in experiencing test anxiety.  This is a common, situational experience many college students report from time to time.  To understand how it feels, what is happening to the body/brain, and suggestions on how to manage test anxiety, check out this video produced by Red Rocks Community College.

Utah State University offers some specific techniques to help students reduce stress – visual imagery, deep breathing, thought stopping and others.

Feeling prepared to take tests/exams can often help students reduce the stress and potential for test anxiety.  Check out additional resources provided at Student Success.

CFCC Counseling staff can help assess appropriate referrals to community professionals when long term assistance is necessary for issues interfering with a student’s academic success.  Counselors are available on a walk-in basis at both the Downtown and North Campus.