Recently, the NY Times published an article about campus suicide & the pressure of perfection and its impact on students. The struggle for popularity and perfection has been problematic across university campuses. In a recent survey of college counseling centers, researchers found that “more than half their clients have severe psychological problems, an increase of 13 percent in just two years.” According to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State, the most common mental health diagnoses among college students are anxiety and depression. To read the full article, click the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/education/edlife/stress-social-media-and-suicide-on-campus.html?mabReward=A3&_r=0
As a therapist in New York, www.mytherapist.info/sophie surrounded by college campuses and universities all over the city, the idea that students are struggling with mental health issues makes me very concerned. Let me say, you are not alone. If you or someone you know is dealing with anxiety, depression, a break-up, disappointment, balancing work/school/career, you don’t have to go through it alone. Talk to someone. As a graduate of John Jay and Columbia , I understand the challenges of balancing academics, work and social life. You are not alone. Book an appointment to speak with a therapist today.
Feel Better Today,