A new study suggests that it only takes one negative behavior to land a college student in a lifestyle of poor choices.
Researchers from Binghamton University in New York studied the survey results of over 500 college students.
Students who reported low mental distress were more likely to stay away from drugs and alcohol, have a higher GPA and did not feel sleepy during the day.
But those who reported having severe mental distress were more likely to have substance abuse, lower grades and a lack of sleep.
Experts say college students should be properly educated of how lifestyle factors contribute to their mental health.