Can College Be Dangerous for Student’s Mental Health?

mental health therapist in Asheville, NCThe transition from high school to college is difficult for many students. Going from living at home with parents to living somewhat alone can be challenging. Most students are used to their mom or dad reminding them to study or do homework. They're able to get a good, home cooked meal for dinner and have easy access to breakfast. Most parents help their kids wake up on time every morning and see them off to school.

In college, these things change. There are no parents around to remind us to study or finish that ten page paper by Friday. There aren't any delicious, hot meals waiting for us when we get out of class. This transition can be hard. Sometimes, it's more overwhelming than one can handle. Fear that the alarm won't go off in the morning or that we won't get enough study time in can be crippling. We start to stress over things that aren't normally worrisome.

Over the past few years, there has been a slow, yet constant, progression of students in college reporting depression symptoms. Students are often feeling crippling anxiety due to the fact that they're stressed and overwhelmed by classwork and responsibilities from attending college. If you're searching for a mental health therapist in Asheville, NC, call Legacy Freedom. We can help!

More than 30 percent of all students that were studied in a 2014 research survey done by the National College Health Assessment showed that they were extremely depressed and had been for at least twelve months. They also reported that their depression was so severe, they were unable to function properly.

In a spring 2014 National College Health Assessment, 33 percent of students surveyed reported feeling so depressed within the previous 12 months that it was difficult to function.

More than half of all students surveyed experienced anxiety that was more than what would be characterized as general anxiety. It was an overwhelming type of anxiety that bordered on panic attacks. Almost 90 percent of students claimed that they were unusually stressed and overwhelmed by their responsibilities for classes.

A study done by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State University in 2015 showed that almost 25 percent of young adults attending college were being treated for a mental health disorder. Of all the appointments made at the counseling center on campus, half of them were for mental illness treatment.

Even more, close to ten percent of students admitted they had seriously considered committing suicide within the year of 2015.

If you, or someone you love, are experiencing depression or anxiety symptoms from feeling too overwhelmed and stressed at college, please keep reading to see how Legacy Freedom can help.

Dependable Mental Health Therapist In Asheville, NC

If you're in need of help, contact our Asheville NC office to learn more about mental health services. We are here to help you get back on track to a happy, healthy life in 2017 with therapy programs, such as:

  • Adventure Therapy
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We can also help you with treatment options for the following disorders:

  • ADHD
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  • Bipolar Disorder
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  • Stress Response Syndromes
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When you're ready to talk with our staff of professionals, give us a call or send an email. We can help you right now with depression or anxiety therapy that works.

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