How states can address the growing mental health crisis

How states can address the growing mental health crisis

 

 

 

 

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Parental Influence on the Well-Being of College Students

Researchers and child development experts have known for decades that parents have significant influence over their child’s well-being in the formative and adolescent years. Less well-known, however, is how far-reaching parental influence appears to be into the college and young adult years. Research shows that parents who engage in a number of strategies play a protective role in their young adult’s life when it comes to behaviors such as substance use as well as mental health and well-being.

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College Students Need Additional Support Upon Returning to School

College students, many of whom were off campus and dealing with social distancing for the past year and a half, will be returning to campuses this fall. A return to some version of “normal” will be a welcome change to many students. Unfortunately, the pandemic has exacerbated and introduced problems that will follow students to their campuses, including health and mental health concerns, food and housing insecurity, and financial instability.

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Addressing Student Substance Use Among College Students Can Improve Mental Health

Substance abuse among college students remains one of the most significant and complicated problems facing higher education today. Not only does it impact the student’s life but also their family, friends, and community. Many students face academic failure, addiction problems, unintentional injuries and more. Early detection of substance misuse can improve outcomes around mental health and student success.

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