Mental health is a major topic at universities across the country, and it’s becoming a growing concern for students and staff alike.
As the university experience expands, we spoke to mental health experts to get their take on how mental illness affects universities and how they’re addressing the issue.
In the coming months, the Obama administration is set to make it easier for students to get mental health care, and the Trump administration is also working to expand access to mental healthcare for students who are undocumented and students of color.
But as these issues continue to gain traction, it’s worth noting that universities across America are dealing with an increasing number of mental health concerns, as well as the growing number of students with mental health issues.
“Mental health is the number one mental health concern among students, which is why we have such an overwhelming number of reports of students needing help,” said Dr. John E. McVey, director of the National Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, which serves students, faculty and staff at more than 1,500 institutions in 50 states.
The number of people seeking mental health treatment in the United States is growing, but mental health is not the only issue students are grappling with.
Students have reported having panic attacks, depression, and other mental health disorders in recent years.
Many students also have anxiety, depression and other disorders.
These are common conditions, and they can lead to mental illness.
“It’s becoming more and more common to be struggling with mental issues,” said Michelle O. Kohn, director for health and wellness services for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
“We’re seeing more and, in some cases, more severe symptoms, like panic attacks and depression, as a result of students being in the workforce, for example.”
One of the most common mental health diagnoses among students is anxiety disorder.
Students with anxiety disorders are at high risk for developing anxiety, such as social anxiety disorder, as they may be more likely to be anxious about situations that trigger the anxiety, which can be triggered by negative or negative people or situations, such it being in a crowded school or a stressful job.
“If you have an anxiety disorder and you’re at a university, you’re in danger because of the stressors that are happening around you,” said McVay.
“A student who has anxiety disorders, in fact, is more likely than not to suffer from some form of stress.”
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, anxiety disorders affect 1.4 million people in the U.S. The most common symptoms of anxiety disorders include being afraid of future events or being overly anxious about social situations.
Anxiety can also lead to social isolation, which may cause social anxiety disorders.
“We have a growing number who are dealing in their personal lives, or at least their personal mental health, that is potentially affecting their quality of life and their ability to learn,” said Oren Ziv, executive director of NIMH.
“There is an alarming amount of research showing that these kinds of issues can be the leading cause of student mental health distress, and that they can have profound consequences.”
McVey believes that students can be better prepared to cope with mental healthcare needs by taking mental health classes and taking the right steps to address the mental health challenges.
Students need to understand the signs of mental illness in order to get the most out of their classes, and mental health professionals can help students understand how to recognize signs of their condition, which include being anxious, depressed, and hypervigilant, or experiencing extreme negative emotions such as rage or panic attacks.
“If a student has anxiety, the most important thing that they need to know is how to identify it and what to do,” McVery said.
“The best way to get an accurate diagnosis of anxiety is to have an appointment with a physician who is trained in anxiety disorders.”
McMVey also believes that mental health educators are helping students in their recovery process, and this has allowed students to have more understanding about the importance of taking care of themselves.
“When you’re having a crisis of any kind, you need to be very aware of what your needs are and how you’re feeling, so you can be proactive about being supportive and providing support,” he said.
“Students are being told that they are the problem,” said Erika Martinez, mental health counselor and clinical psychologist.
“I think students need to realize that they’re part of the solution and that if you treat them with the respect that they deserve, they’ll recover.”
They should be getting support from other mental healthcare professionals who can help them with their symptoms and provide information on how to get help.””
Students should be able to find a mental health professional who will understand that.
They should be getting support from other mental healthcare professionals who can help them with their symptoms and provide information on how to get help.”
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