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Establishing healthy mental health habits in college for future career

发布: 2023年8月29日
三个农学学生, two male and one female with a female agriculture instructor in a green house.
It’s a new year, and Fall semester is in full swing at Bismarck State College (BSC). That means campus is bustling with new students who are ready to dive into their studies and prepare for their future careers. But the start of the academic year doesn’t just bring fresh faces. For students, it also means new experiences and challenges, which can lead to new stressors. And, if left unchecked, that stress can turn into anxiety or depression. 

根据BSC的心理健康顾问, 卡米尔Gebur, “为学生, the demands of day-to-day life combined with pursuing their education, balancing relationships and trying to maintain jobs to financially support their education can exacerbate any preexisting mental health issues. 当学生追求他们的教育之旅, many are acclimating to a new physical environment, 新社会标准, and new demands to navigate finances as well as independently manage their time and home environment. Additionally, the fear of failure can be daunting and debilitating for some.”

在一个 article recently published on the FarmProgress website by BSC agriculture instructor Harlee Kilber, she discusses how farming is one of the most stressful and dangerous occupations in the United States. Like college students who are impacted by a barrage of different academic and social factors, farmers are also impacted by a myriad of stressors—everything from weather patterns to financial issues. 然而, 据基尔伯说, 有了正确的计划和工具, anxiety and depression can be put to rest before it becomes an issue.


Whether you’re a farmer or a college student (or anyone dealing with stress), you probably know that some stressors are outside of our control, 比如天气或重大任务. 然而, 据基尔伯说, one of the most effective things you can do to get on top of potential stress is 提前计划. Kilber建议:
  • Reducing the pile-up of too many stressful events by planning and not procrastinating
  • Planning priorities by determining what needs to be done today and what can wait until tomorrow.
  • 拒绝额外的承诺.
  • Identifying stressors and determining which of those you can change and which you can be at peace with.
  • Switching your way of thinking from worrying to problem-solving.
  • 设定切合实际的目标和期望.
  • Remembering it is not a sign of weakness to ask for help.
根据Gebur, another way to plan ahead is to “create a schedule of obligations to maximize available time and being intentional with allocated time for homework, 义务和个人护理. Intentionality with time allows you to be proactive and utilize available free time for self-care or leisure activities, which are important for stress reduction and quality of life.”

Adopt a healthy habit of checking in with yourself

Planning ahead is just one tool in a good mental health toolbox. 据基尔伯说, it is also important to do a self-check using stress-relieving techniques such as:
  • 当你开始感到紧张时就休息一下.
  • 深呼吸三次,冷静下来.
  • Relax your body and mind by doing some stretches.
  • Listen to soothing music or read a book before bed to unwind from the day.
  • 每晚保证充足的睡眠.
  • 积极思考,在生活中寻找幽默.
  • 找个人谈谈. 这个人可以是朋友、同事、配偶等等.,谈谈你的担忧和挫折. 压抑情绪从来都不是好事.
“It’s also important that you use resources available to you. This will make you more likely to manage stress better as you have support and won’t feel isolated in your challenges. 这可以是辅导, mental health counseling or even communicating with professors regarding absences in advance,盖伯说。.

If students can learn these skills and other habits such as self-advocacy, 优先考虑自我保健, reaching out to talk and learning that it’s okay to make mistakes, they will be able to tap into these habits when their future careers, 比如农业和生产, 得到的要求.


BSC offers free and confidential counseling year-round to students in person or via telehealth.  The counseling center is open Monday- Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Students can schedule appointments via phone 701-224-5752 or email

The Mystic Advising Career and Counseling Center also hosts a variety of mental health events throughout the school year to promote self-care and stress reduction and to remind students of the resources on campus. 今年, the MACC is launching a Student-Led Support Group, 神秘主义者帮助神秘主义者, for students to build a sense of community on campus with their peers and be able to connect to attend events, 谈谈压力源, or make new friends as they begin or return to BSC.

If you are feeling stressed, depressed or having thoughts of suicide
  • Call 2-1-1, the statewide 24-hour crisis intervention hotline.
  • Call or text 9-8-8, National Suicide Prevention Hotline.
  • Text “Hopeline” to 741741, National Suicide Hopeline Network.
  • Find Mental Health America resources at
For more information regarding the effects of stress, 农场工人的焦虑和抑郁, 阅读哈莉·基尔伯的完整文章, Look in mirror to find most important farm asset.