Access to mental health resources is crucial – especially for students entering the exciting yet unfamiliar world of higher education.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB)
May 31, 2017
BestColleges.com, a leading provider of higher education information and resources, today announced new online information guides focused on Mental Health Resources for students enrolled in higher education coursework and institutions. This announcement follows BestColleges.com’s recent release of its new rankings focused on degree opportunities in the Social Services.
“In our increasingly fast-paced and complex world, it’s crucial that high-quality information is available so we can all make good decisions. And access to mental health resources is crucial – especially for students entering the exciting yet unfamiliar world of higher education,” said Stephanie Snider, General Manager for BestColleges.com.
The online resource guides cover topics like:
The guide helps to identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for college students and where and when to seek help. Research conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness on mental health on college campuses shows that:
One in four students have a diagnosable illness
40% do not seek help
80% feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities
50% have been so anxious they struggled in school
Students are exposed to a barrage of stressors during the college experience, from growing pains associated with adjusting to college to everyday factors like social pressures and work responsibilities. A 2016 poll conducted by the American College Health Association found that 34.4% of college students reported that stress had negatively impacted their academic performance…