College students and stress go hand-in-hand. From late-night cram sessions and the anxiety of mastering mid-term exams to peer-pressured parties with the temptation of drinking and drugs, young adults face a wide range of factors that can negatively affect mental wellness. Help your young adult by encouraging them to seek psychiatric resources on campus.
Finding the right resources
Universities, and most colleges, have programs in place to support students with health concerns, including mental health problems. These programs are often known as Counseling and Psychological Services, but may go by a different moniker at your son or daughter’s school. As a parent, unfamiliar with what the institution has to offer, learn about student services by visiting the campus website or using your favorite online search engine. Call and question the college to determine what resources they can offer to help your young adult. Get connected with programs, discuss your concerns, and learn about their approaches to both diagnosing problems and treating them. Continue reading How to Help Your Young Adult Find Psychiatric Resources in College