Research + News | Topic: Anxiety

Goodbyes of Summer: As Teens Leave for College, Families Feel Jumble of Emotions

When Victoria Dawson flew last week from Washington, D.C., to Boulder, Colo., to drop off her daughter Ellie for her freshman year of college, she and Ellie’s father saw it as a chance for some final quality time together. Read the full article here.

Why College is a Risky Time for Students’ Mental Health

Dana hadn’t had any prior experiences with mental illness when her son Oliver went away to school at Kenyon College, but just three weeks into his freshman year he suffered from a mental break. Read the full article here.

Helicopter Parenting Can Hinder College-Age Kids

A new study finds that parents who are too involved with their college-age kids could indirectly lead to issues such as depression and anxiety.

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Maintaining Emotional Health (In College)

Everything changes when you go off to college. This article from Relevant Magazine explores how to handle the transition.

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Push, Don’t Crush, the Students

An articles from The New York Times takes a look at the balance of pushing students to achieve and pushing them so far that the pressure crushes them.

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Suicide On Campus and the Pressure of Perfection

The number of undergraduates who commit suicide each year is 1,100.

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What’s Happening to College Students Today?

Tim Elmore explores anxiety, depression, and suicide rates among college students and what we can do to help.

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Kids of Helicopter Parents are Sputtering Out

Recent studies suggest that kids with overinvolved parents and rigidly structured childhoods suffer psychological blowback in college. Read the article here.

Depression Is No Longer the #1 Mental-Health Concern Among College Students

According to a study by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State, anxiety is now the #1 mental health diagnosis on college campuses.

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How to Handle College Admissions Rejections

This article from Forbes provides some words of comfort or wisdom and advice for all the applicants who will experience their share of college acceptances and rejections.

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