For most people, the college years are those of wonderment and fulfillment, full of new experiences and growth. With these incredible experiences can come overwhelming stress, particularly for young people who are on their own for the first time. It is easy for these new college students to let their mental health become a lesser priority.
The Las Encinas Student Restore to Wellness program is available when negative thoughts and behavior are out of control and a rapid stabilization program is needed. Crisis intervention teamed with an academic reintegration program can help a college student get back on track and continue to succeed.
You Are Not the Only One
Everyone around you seems to be happy and successful, so you put on the same brave face, believing you’re the only one feeling as if you’re about to drown in a deluge of despair. You are not the only one on that sinking ship.
Research by the National Alliance on Mental Illness indicates that 80% of college students feel overwhelmed, but 40% of those students do not get help of any kind. In a survey reported by CBS News, it was revealed that 1 in 5, 20% of the 67,000 students surveyed, were so distraught that they considered suicide. When you feel alone, it makes it difficult to see a light at the end of the tunnel and some turn to suicide. Something that can help these struggling college students realize that they are not alone are the various support groups available to them.
5 Signs Something Is Wrong
As the weight of worries bears down harder and harder, certain signs may appear that indicate the college student is struggling. They can sometimes be tricky to identify. Students who have recently left home oftentimes will not know what is normal and what is not, left to wonder, “Is this adult life?” Parents may worry because they no longer see their child on a daily basis.
Five general mental illness conditions you can watch for are:
- Eating Disorders
- Substance Abuse
Cry for Help from College Students
Everyone feels and experiences things differently, so the signs will be different for each person. These changes in a college student’s behavior may indicate a problem:
- Reduced class attendance or not attending classes altogether
- Extreme negativity in all situations
- No longer engaging in social events
- Withdrawal to a single room with limited interaction
- Drastic mood swings
- Talk of death or not existing
Mental Health Program to Restore Wellness
Asking for and receiving help indicates that you have the problem-solving skills to thrive and survive; it is a show of strength. The Student Restore to Wellness program, on a Partial Hospitalization or Intensive Outpatient Program, can assist with:
- Medication management and education
- One-on-one counseling with licensed professionals
- Group therapy
- Family support
- Coping skills
Contact Us Today
Contact us today for more information about our college student mental health programs, as well as the other successful groups and treatments available. Check out the testimonials for more proof that Las Encinas Recovery Center has life-changing programs available.