Academic Pressure

In today's extremely competitive world, students are subjected to a massive amount of pressure to perform academically. Students that are put under this immense pressure to perform academically and maintain performance at a high ranking school face negative consequences to their emotional wellbeing and mental health.  Excess levels of academic pressure can result in an increased prevalence of psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, and other stress-related disorders.  Mental health problems affect a student's energy level, concentration, mental ability, and optimism.  This greatly hinders their performance.  A survey published by the American College Health Association in 2015 displayed the stressors that most affect college student's academic performance in the past year.  30% of students said stress, 22% said anxiety, 20% said difficulty sleeping, and 14% said depression.  The prevalence of these negative health consequences continues to increase.