In this episode Jake sits down and chats with Matt Dutcher and Lauren Penksa on student life on campus. They examine everything from mental health, drug and alcohol habits of students in College.
Students in each society are human sources, they are the future of their country. The existence of mental problems among students has many serious effects such as decreasing their academic achievement and increasing, drop out and inefficiency among students. Studying based on some specific criteria can lead to growth and development of personality dimensions in humans which in turn can cause mental health and treatment of many disorders including depression which is a very important health issue in the world.
College is a stressful time and students can expect to deal with a variety of expected and unexpected stressors through their college careers. While stress sources don’t necessarily cause anxiety disorders and/or mental illnesses but they can worsen symptoms.
College students face multiple risks to their health and their behavior affects all parts of their existence. Juggling classes, studying and social life can bring a lot of stress to individuals. With all these stressors students may partake in excessive drinking, picking up bad habits such as drugs, promiscuous sexual activities, when not conducted in a healthy manner, could have negative effects to their physical health and mental health.
Alcohol use continues to be a concern for universities and colleges. Among students surveyed in various research studies, 70.5 percent report using alcohol in the last 30 days and 37.1 percent report engaging in high-risk drinking from when each survey was conducted.
Rates of anxiety and depression have skyrocketed in the last few decades. A 2013 survey of college students found that 57% of women and 40% of men reported experiencing episodes of “overwhelming anxiety” in the past year, and 33% of women and 27% of men reported a period in the last year of feeling so depressed it was difficult to function. Studies suggest that between a quarter and a third of students meet criteria for an anxiety or depressive illness during their college experience.
Thankfully, colleges today are more likely to have mental health resources than ever before. Plus there are far more activities and programs, designed to help draw out students and give them a place where they fit in.
Remember: No one has to be alone.
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