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How Isolation Affects New College Students

November 20, 2023|Loneliness, Mental Health|

Being a new student on campus, whether you’re a freshman or a transfer student, can be tough.  Even the extroverts who make assimilation look easy have their own adjustment period they have to go through. A new environment, new social circles and groups, all of the changes that come with enrolling in a new school can be overwhelming to anyone.  Social anxiety, new educational stressors and homesickness are all factors that can lead to new students isolating themselves. Though avoiding social activities might feel as if it temporarily reduces your anxiety, it’s not a healthy or sustainable approach to [...]