Mental Health & Coping Skills Guide for College Students

Yes, it’s that time again — load up the car with your worldly possessions and head back to your college campus. Whether you’re a student looking for some study tips or just figuring out how to deal with the stress or a problematic new roommate, our Mental Health & Coping Skills Guide for College Students will help you have a more successful semester and school year.

We know that getting back into the swing of the daily semester schedule takes some time, so you should give yourself a break if you find the first couple of weeks a little difficult to break free from that vacation mindset. That’s natural! But at some point, you do have to figure out how you’re going to tackle the semester ahead, and we hope the articles below you do some of that.

Are you a parent or student in elementary, middle or high school? Check out our Back to School Guide for those students and parents instead.

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Mental Health Guide for College Students

John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Dr. John Grohol is the founder of Psych Central. He is a psychologist, author, researcher, and expert in mental health online, and has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues since 1995. Dr. Grohol has a Master's degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Grohol sits on the editorial board of the journal Computers in Human Behavior and is a founding board member of the Society for Participatory Medicine. You can learn more about Dr. John Grohol here.

APA Reference
Grohol, J. (2020). Mental Health & Coping Skills Guide for College Students. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 30, 2020, from
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Last updated: 22 May 2020 (Originally: 17 May 2019)
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