I think all parents and teenagers should read this article especially if they have teenagers approaching college. This is not to make parents or children fear college, but be more aware of the potential problems they may face.
College students and mental health
By Dr. Micaela Wexler
As a family psychiatrist, I have noticed this is the time of the semester when college students first face mental health challenges. These can include issues like homesickness, anxiety about exams, alcohol abuse, difficulty with focus and concentration, romantic break ups, roommate conflicts, insomnia and time management challenges. Though these are common, and not considered serious, they can interfere with a student’s progress. These issues are easily treated, and should be addressed by students and the people in charge of supporting them.
The mental stress that is part of the college experience can trigger episodes of serious mental disorders. It is at this…
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