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  FALL 2020 SEMESTER & CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE:   The SCC campus is open for in-person classes only (no on-campus services are available at this time). All other classes and student support services are available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

Mental Health, Anxiety and Stress

Mental health problems, anxiety and stress are very common among college students.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 75% of students who suffer from depression do not seek help for their mental health problems and suicide is the third leading cause of death among college students. SCC counselors are available to help you process these issues and provide the community mental health resources you may need. Email counseling@scottsdalecc.edu to make an appointment.

College Stats reported mental health issues were becoming more prevalent in college settings:

  • 40% of students fail to seek help
  • 80% of students feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities as a student
  • 50% of students have struggled greatly from anxiety and as a result have struggled in school
  • 30% of students reported they had problems with school work due to a mental health issue
  • 50% of students rated their mental health below average or poor
  • A mere 7% of parents reported that their students suffer from mental health issues in college

The following are resources to help you manage your mental health, anxiety and stress.