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5 Ways to Help College Students Who Struggle with Anxiety

5 Ways to Help College Students Who Struggle with Anxiety by Carol Duke. Photograph of a stressed out student by Christian Erfurt
Photograph by Christian Erfurt

College can be stressful, especially for students that suffer from social anxiety. Here are 5 tips to relieve stress and keep anxiety at bay

I had my first anxiety attack during my freshman year in high school. 

I remember it so clearly, as if it happened just yesterday. It was a sunny Wednesday afternoon, right at the end of third-period Chemistry class. I told my teacher I wasn’t feeling well, that I needed to go home right away. I had zero idea what was going on with me or how I could handle the way my body

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