College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis And What to Do About It

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College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis And What to Do About It

Format:  Paperback,

296 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Sep 2005

ISBN-13: 9780787981143

ISBN-10: 0787981141

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Written for parents, students, college counselors, and administrators, "College of the Overwhelmed" is a landmark book that explores the stressors that cause so many college students to suffer psychological problems.The book is filled with insights and stories about the current mental health crisis on our nation's campuses and offers: A hands-on guide for helping students overcome stress and succeed in a college environment. An examination of the effects of such commonplace stress factors such as: identity development, relationships, sexuality, roommate problems, academic pressures, extracurricular demands, parental expectations, and racial and cultural differences that affect self-worth.Personal stories of students under stress and describes how they overcame a variety of problems. The warning signs and symptoms of common problems, including depression, sleep disorders, substance abuse, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, impulsive behaviors, and suicide.Order your copy now.

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Sep 2005
ISBN-13: 9780787981143
ISBN-10: 0787981141
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 296
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.76
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.0 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Introductionp. 1
The Problems: Why Are Some Kids So Unhappy at College?p. 5
Normal Developmental Issuesp. 7
Pressure and Competition: Academic, Extracurricular, Parental, Racial, and Culturalp. 35
Financial Worries and Social Fearsp. 65
Crisis on Campus: Feeling Hopeless and Helplessp. 89
The Solution: For Colleges, Parents, and Studentsp. 153
What Are Colleges Doing About the Crisis? And What More Should Be Done?p. 155
What Can Parents Do?p. 183
For Students Onlyp. 213
The 2002 American College Health Association Survey Resultsp. 239
Everything You Need to Know About Medicationsp. 243
Checklists for Colleges and Counseling Centersp. 261
Resourcesp. 267
Notesp. 275
About the Authorsp. 285
Indexp. 287

Book description

Written for parents, students, college counselors, and administrators, College of the Overwhelmed is a landmark book that explores the stressors that cause so many college students to suffer psychological problems. The book is filled with insights and stories about the current mental health crisis on our nation's campuses and offers:

  • A hands-on guide for helping students overcome stress and succeed in a college environment.
  • An examination of the effects of such commonplace stress factors such as: identity development, relationships, sexuality, roommate problems, academic pressures, extracurricular demands, parental expectations, and racial and cultural differences that affect self-worth.
  • Personal stories of students under stress and describes how they overcame a variety of problems.
  • The warning signs and symptoms of common problems, including depression, sleep disorders, substance abuse, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, impulsive behaviors, and suicide.
Order your copy now.

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