When you started your search for the right college, you probably expected certain challenges. You knew that some professors would be tougher than others, that you may not get along with your roommate, that there would be more homework and studying than in high school. You probably expected to get less sleep, and maybe even predicted that you’d be homesick. But did you know, as you prepared to go to college, that mental health among college students is a major issue?

Over the past ten years, rates of anxiety, severe depression, and suicidal thoughts have increased more than 200% among college students.¹ That increase means that roughly 1 in every 5 college students is struggling with depression or anxiety.² And these aren’t just mild cases of the blues: 40% of students are “too depressed to function.

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A college student’s schedule can be overwhelming; 40% of students report feeling burned out

Multiple factors contribute to this increase in depression, anxiety, and stress in college students. You have more schoolwork than ever before, you’re trying to balance your academics with your social life, and you may be missing your family, friends, and familiar routine. When you’re stressed, you may have trouble sleeping – and not getting enough sleep only worsens the anxiety, stress, and depression. In fact, one recent study found that insufficient sleep among college students drastically increased feelings of hopelessness or sadness – and more than 40% of students felt burned out for 3 to 5 days each week.

For some students, stress stems from the financial aspect of attending school. With nationwide increases in the cost of tuition and living expenses, more than 75% of millennials and Gen-Z students are stressed about paying for college and finding a job with a decent salary when they graduate.³ Repayment of student loans looms large; there is intense pressure to perform well academically in order to land that high salary later.

Or perhaps you struggled with depression or anxiety before you went to college in the first place. Even if you had your symptoms under control back at home, attending college is a major life change that can cause a resurgence or worsening of symptoms.

Regardless of the cause, the vast majority of students with anxiety and depression do not seek treatment. Worse still, some may choose to self medicate their depression or anxiety with alcohol or recreational drugs, which can only exacerbate the vicious cycle. Even Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer fell prey to the use of alcohol until he discovered Alpha-Stim. As a result of the lack of proper treatment, the academic performance of these college students declines along with their mental and physical wellbeing. But there is no need to suffer in silence; being depressed, stressed, or anxious is not a sign of weakness. Your mental health is a top priority, both in college and beyond.

A man uses Alpha-Stim

Alpha-Stim treatments are fast, comfortable, and easy

The good news is that there is a fast, safe, and easy way to feel better. You don’t have to take medications, and you don’t have to carve time out of your already crammed schedule to get relief. Alpha-Stim® is an FDA cleared, prescription medical device that restores balance to your brainwaves in as little as 20 minutes per day. It is compact and portable – about the size of a cellphone – and you can use it in the comfort of your dorm or apartment.

Alpha-Stim delivers a tiny amount of of electricity measured in microcurrents in a patented waveform through two tiny electrodes that you wear on your earlobes. Treatments are quick and painless, with many people experiencing relief immediately. Since Alpha-Stim is not a drug, there is no risk of addiction, overuse, withdrawal, or lasting side effects. It is safe to use in conjunction with other treatment modalities.

Results with Alpha-Stim are cumulative. In other words, you’ll need to use it less and less over time as you feel better. Unlike with medications, which often need ever higher dosages to remain effective, Alpha-Stim becomes more effective with each treatment session. In fact, Alpha-Stim not only works better than medication, but it costs less, too!

You deserve to enjoy every moment of your college career. Don’t let stress, anxiety, and depression interfere with your academics or your wellbeing. Get started today and let nothing stop you from meeting every goal you set out to achieve.


About Alpha-Stim

Alpha-Stim® is an FDA cleared, handheld medical device that has been proven time and again to effectively treat acute, post traumatic, and chronic pain, as well as anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Alpha-Stim uses cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES), delivered through a patented waveform via two earclip electrodes, to treat anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) delivers pain relief directly to the source of discomfort via two handheld Smart Probes.

The safety and effectiveness of Alpha-Stim is backed by over 100 independent clinical research studies. Unlike with medications, there is no risk of addiction or lasting side effects.

Alpha-Stim is available by prescription in the United States and over-the-counter in other countries. Get started today!

References

¹https://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(19)30254-X/fulltext
²http://theconversation.com/1-in-5-college-students-have-anxiety-or-depression-heres-why-90440
³https://s2.q4cdn.com/437609071/files/doc_news/research/2019/young-americans-and-college-survey.pdf