Mental State Of College Students Essay

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The mental state of college students
There has been a major decline in resilience among students in college. College personnel are struggling to keep up with the needs of the college students and the increasing number of calls to counseling. Students have started to become more emotional and lash out at people that do, or give them something they don’t like. Because of this, teachers are afraid to give low grades, knowing what the outcome could be. Rates of anxiety and depression among college students has soared as well as the number of students with suicidal thoughts and actions.
Emergency calls to Counseling have more than doubled over the past 5 years, and all the calls are for normal problems of everyday life. One of the calls was about how “two students who had sought counseling because they had seen a mouse in their off-campus apartment.” There has also been an “increase in diagnosable mental health problems,” many of the students on campus are on medication. Colleges and universities are supposed to be places with higher academics, where the students are supposed to act like adults, but “parents have recently been asking the personnel at colleges and universities to act as
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The article states that “teachers are afraid to give low grades for poor performance, because of the emotional crisis they would have to deal with in their office later.” Students need to know that it is normal to fail, because it can be a learning experience that shows them what, or what not to do next time. Families expect campuses to attend to all their students’ needs and want colleges to keep an eye on their kids and give them help immediately when needed. Students are putting a major strain on the counselors because they do not listen to what the counselor says about how to improve their grades, and their
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