College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to do About it
Kadison R~~DiGeronimo T F
This book addresses the extraordinary increase in serious mental illness & self-destructive behaviours on American college campuses. The first part of the book addresses: normal developmental issues; pressures & competition in academics, extracurricular activities, parental expectations, & racial & cultural relations; financial worries & social fears; & crises on campus: feeling helpless & hopeless (including a discussion of suicide). The second part of the book provides practical intervention & prevention strategies for colleges, parents, & for students themselves.