College can be a period of excitement as well as stress for students. While most students have looked forward to being away from home, for some the experience can be surprisingly overwhelming. Disappointments over romantic relationships or conflicts with peers may take on a more prominent role in students’ lives when they are far from familiar friends or family. Academic pressures may be amplified in the university environment and students who breezed through high school may find themselves struggling for the first time. As students become more independent, they may question values that they have held dear. Students who have struggled with mental health problems in the past may find those difficulties reemerging under the stress of college.