Parents Should Discuss How To Manage Stress, Mental Health Issues With College-Bound Kids

The St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch (8/21, Munz) reports that “emotional issues are cited as a leading reason students struggle during college,” and the college years are also the time “when severe psychiatric orders — such as bipolar and schizophrenia — typically manifest, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.” The Jed Foundation, which works “to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students,” suggests that “a parent’s goal should be to encourage their child to seek help before problems become debilitating.” Before kids head off to college, parents should “discuss ways” to manage stress and mental health issues.

Related Links:

— “How parents can protect the mental health of a college-bound child,” Michele Munz, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 21, 2015.

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