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What Do You Wish You'd Known About Mental Health In University?

Being out on your own doesn't mean you're alone.

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Going off to Uni is a huge, exciting milestone.

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But it can also be pretty overwhelming.

And if you're living with mental health concerns, the change can be hugely distressing. Sometimes the big adjustment can even trigger depression or anxiety in people who've never experienced it before.
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And if you're living with mental health concerns, the change can be hugely distressing. Sometimes the big adjustment can even trigger depression or anxiety in people who've never experienced it before.

So it's super important for students to take care of their mental health.

Which can be hard, because uni demands a lot from your mind!
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Which can be hard, because uni demands a lot from your mind!

Maybe it's just about being aware of your own feelings and limits...

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Or about carving out some time for self-care.

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Maybe it's about taking advantage of your uni's therapy services...

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Or finding the right support system.

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Maybe it's something else entirely.

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Tell us your stories and advice on living with mental health concerns at uni in the comments below, and you could be featured in an BuzzFeed Community post.

If you'd rather remain anonymous, my inbox is open, email me at: chelsey.pippin@buzzfeed.com