There are a multitude of factors that can influence a college student's academic success and lifestyle.  Below are some recent statistics from various sources that highlight the pressures that a student may struggle with...

 

Source: American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment, Spring 2014 Reference Group Executive Summary.  Retrieved 5/31/17 from http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-student-mental-health/

 

The percentage of college students seeking counseling who report anxiety is 61%. Other concerns include depression (49 percent), stress (45 percent), family issues (31 percent), academic performance (28 percent) and relationship problems (27 percent).

Source: Center for Collegiate Mental Health 2016 Annual Report.  Available at http://ccmh.psu.edu/publications/.

 

Here are some resources that can be a helpful in minimizing the influence of these important factors: 

Student Mental Health:  A Guide for Identifying Disorders and Promoting Wellness

A Student's Guide to Managing Stress

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

College Mental Health & Self-Assessments

Psychological Screening Tests and Quizzes

College Mental Health

Depression

Gambling

Self-Injury

Cyberbullying

mystudentbody

 

 

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