Youngsters move out of their parents' homes at some point in their lives. It is a natural part of growing up and entering adulthood. It's also common today for youth to migrate to other cities or countries to pursue higher education and seek better career opportunities. For some, it can be exciting as they wish to seek independence and look for new experiences. But for some others, it can be quite overwhelming and challenging.
Transitions involve adjusting to a new place, making new friends, reorganising priorities and building a social life. For youngsters joining residential colleges, the systematic routine and rules can be new and worrying, while for others living independently, there's the stress of having to deal with living costs and other expenses. If you have never stayed away from your parents, you may:
Here are some ways that you can deal with the situation:
Most overwhelming thoughts and fears are transient and can be overcome with the right coping tools. However if these thoughts and feelings are persistent and affect your daily life, seek help from a mental health professional. You can find out if you have a campus counselor and approach them.