College of the Overwhelmed The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do about It

ISBN-10: 0787981141
ISBN-13: 9780787981143
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/2/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

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.

Theresa Foy DiGeronimo has collaborated on several books written for parents, teachers, & coaches, including "Raising a Healthy Athlete" & "Help Your Child Get the Most Out of School". She lives in Hawthorne, NJ.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Problems: Why Are Some Kids So Unhappy at College?
Normal Developmental Issues
Pressure and Competition: Academic, Extracurricular, Parental, Racial, and Cultural
Financial Worries and Social Fears
Crisis on Campus: Feeling Hopeless and Helpless
The Solution: For Colleges, Parents, and Students
What Are Colleges Doing About the Crisis? And What More Should Be Done?
What Can Parents Do?
For Students Only
The 2002 American College Health Association Survey Results
Everything You Need to Know About Medications
Checklists for Colleges and Counseling Centers
Resources
Notes
About the Authors
Index

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