Your College Student: Loneliness, Anxiety & Depression, Oh MY!

Your College Student: Loneliness, Anxiety & Depression, Oh MY!

As a parent, I know it is so difficult to watch our children suffer and feel powerless to fix it.  

Suffering in college is inevitable, and it is a necessary ingredient of the alchemy that transforms adolescents into responsible adults.  Negative emotions, drunkenness, being away from home for the first time, organizing a new schedule, intake of adequate nutrition, meeting a new friend group, figuring out sex and safety, getting oriented to a new city and constant stimulation from never being alone are just a few of the pressures on your child.  They are going to handle things in a way that will cause you worry because you probably forgot that you were once an amateur too. What is a parent to do?  Below, I've combined the best tried and true suggestions to help you and your child manage the growing pains of college life.

What can you do?

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