Publisher description for College of the overwhelmed : the campus mental health crisis and what to do about it / Richard Kadison, Theresa Foy DiGeronimo.


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Counter An action plan for confronting the serious psychological crisis among students, by the foremost leader in the field With the intense media focus on the rising number of suicides on college campuses, there is a desperate need to understand what can be done to prevent serious psychiatric problems among students. This is the first book to provide the actual facts of the current mental health crisis on our nation's campuses, along with a disturbing analysis and evaluation of its causes-such as exceptional pressure experienced by students from parents, peer competition, economic downturns which have created a difficult job market, and world events which have contributed to a pervasive culture of fear. It offers college health services staff and administrators a way to confront and deal with this ongoing crisis, showing them how to understand and recognize symptoms and know what to do before it's too late. Richard D. Kadison, MD (Dover, MA), is the Chief of Mental Health Services at Harvard University. Theresa DiGeronimo (Hawthorne, NJ) has written over 35 books in the field of education and parenting.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: College students Mental health United States, College students Mental health services United States