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

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 18, 2005 - Education - 304 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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College can be a stressful time for students. Newfound freedoms, financial burdens, being away from home for the first time, and all sorts of unexpected problems can contribute to the pressure to ... Read full review


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Richard Kadison, M.D., is the chief of the Mental Health Service at Harvard University Health Services. A board-certified psychiatrist, Kadison has specialized in campus mental health and student mental health treatment throughout his career.

Theresa Foy DiGeronimo is the author of more than thirty-five books in the fields of education and parenting. She is the coauthor of How to Talk to Your Kids About Really Important Things and Launching Our Black Children for Success, both from Jossey-Bass.

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