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

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

Richard Kadison, Theresa Foy DiGeronimo

ISBN: 978-0-787-98114-3

Sep 2005, Jossey-Bass

308 pages

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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.
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Acknowledgments v

Introduction 1

Part I The Problems: Why Are Some Kids So Unhappy at College? 5

1. Normal Developmental Issues 7

2. Pressure and Competition: Academic, Extracurricular, Parental, Racial, and Cultural 35

3. Financial Worries and Social Fears 65

4. Crisis on Campus: Feeling Hopeless and Helpless 89

Part II The Solution: For Colleges, Parents, and Students 153

5. What Are Colleges Doing About the Crisis? And What More Should Be Done? 155

6. What Can Parents Do? 183

7. For Students Only 213

Appendix A: The 2002 American College Health Association Survey Results 239

Appendix B: Everything You Need to Know About Medications 243

Appendix C: Checklists for Colleges and Counseling Centers 261

Appendix D: Resources 267

Notes 275

About the Authors 285

Index 287