Uncharted Waters: Navigating Mental Health In A New Space

College is a transitional period in a person’s life and it’s a uniquely personal experience for everyone. While some are able to get the hang of things quite easily, others may find it difficult to cope. While moving and adjusting into a new city may render oneself to be susceptible to physical ailments, a less conspicuous blow is that to one’s mental health. Parents are often on the mark to ask their children about their health but matters of mental health are often brushed under the carpet. From dealing with the unknowns of a new city to adjusting to a different institution without the support of your usual trusty friend circle is, quite frankly speaking, difficult. While these difficulties are as common as they are natural they deserve their due diligence in being discussed among parents, college staff, work professionals and your fellow peers. 

Some of these difficulties unfold in different arenas of your college life. There are the usual issues of difficulty in a completely new city that you may not exactly fancy and not finding your crowd immediately. One may be shocked to find out that they don’t exactly like what they’re studying as a course. Most of these difficulties tend to be restricted to the initial period of transition but when they persist for longer, they do test your mental strength and may push you to less desirable paths due to peer pressure or pressures to conform. Some of these difficulties may exacerbate and manifest in the form of anxiety, depression, and addiction, all of which require clinical help.

As tough as it may, change is often initiated from a conversation. Reaching out to a counselor, your parents, dependable friends or a rational adult is instrumental in seeking help. Acknowledging that you need help is always the first step. In the case of serious issues, it is strongly advised to seek the help of medical health professionals. 

At TRIBE, the health and safety of our students are of the utmost priority. Our Happiness Managers are always on location and employ a hands-on approach to help every resident with their needs. In addition to this, the TRIBE has established associations with hospitals and medical centers near the Pune and Vile Parle branches to handle any medical emergencies.

 

– Elsa Philip

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