Book Reviews of College of the Overwhelmed : The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do About It

College of the Overwhelmed : The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do About It
College of the Overwhelmed The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do About It
Author: Richard D. Kadison, Theresa Foy DiGeronimo
ISBN-13: 9780787981143
ISBN-10: 0787981141
Publication Date: 9/2/2005
Pages: 304
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Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Book Type: Paperback
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"Kadison and DiGeronimo do a commendable job of outlining the many stresses students face, such as academic pressure, financial problems, feelings of social inadequacy and, for women, a fear of sexual assault. In a stark chapter, the authors outline the self-destructive coping mechanisms adopted by those with emotional problems, including eating disorders, drug abuse, cutting and suicide attempts. Parents will find sensible suggestions for helping their children deal with college life. Most important, say the authors, is keeping the lines of communication open by listening to children without judgment or criticism. Parents, college counselors and administrators, and students themselves (to whom the last chapter is addressed) will find helpful, if sometimes disturbing, information here."