The semester is winding down and you may be stressing out. Are you feeling anxious about something or feel that you need to get a few things off your chest? This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, so take a few minutes to learn a few mental health facts and about the resources ASU has to offer.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the following is a list of common symptoms of addiction.
Feeling to use the drug regularly — daily or several times a day
Having intense urges for the drug
Focusing more time and energy on getting and using the drug
Needing more of the drug to get the same effect
Driving or performing other risky activities while on the drug
Failing to stop using the drug
What are some resources available on campus and online to help treat these illnesses?
If you know of anyone who you feel may be experiencing a prolonged episode of any of these common mental illnesses, consider referring them to ASU Counseling services. ASU Counseling Services has offices on all campuses and welcomes all students. You will be able to speak with a highly trained counselor at no charge for your first appointment. Don’t worry about what you disclose to the counselors, as their records are confidential. They are there to help you.
If you feel you are addicted to a substance or have a physical illness linked to a mental disorder, ASU Wellness provides several resources. ASU Wellness provides services to students who are struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, sleep disorders, sexual abuse, body image and other issues.