The Campus Cure: A Parent's Guide to Mental Health and Wellness for College Students (Paperback)

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Did you know that one of four college students was diagnosed with a mental health disorder in the last year? College students are experiencing anxiety, depression, alcohol abuse, and other mental health issues at alarming rates in a landscape of growing academic, social, and financial pressures. As a college mental health psychiatrist for over two decades and a mother of two twenty-somethings, Marcia Morris has witnessed the ways problems can derail students from their goals, while parent interventions at critical junctures can help get students back on track. The Campus Cure: A Parent Guide to Mental Health and Wellness for College Students is a first aid guide to your child's emotional health, preparing you to handle the mental health problems and emotional ups and downs many young adults experience in college. With anecdotes and the latest scientific literature, this book will increase your awareness of common problems, pressures, and crises in college; illustrate how you can support your child and collaborate with campus resources; and provide stories of hope to parents who often feel alone and overwhelmed when their child experiences a mental health problem. While you have the passion to help your child, this book will provide you with the tools to guide your child toward health and happiness in the college years.

About the Author

Marcia Morris, MD, is a psychiatrist at the University of Florida with over 20 years of experience providing care to university students. She is currently an Associate Professor with the College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Associate Program Director of Student Health Care Center Psychiatry. Dr. Morris writes a parenting blog for Psychology Today called "College Wellness: Promoting Happiness and Health in the College Years" (https: // In articles and talks, she promotes preventive care and comprehensive treatment for mental illness in the college years and beyond. Her articles have been published in the New York Times, the Tampa Bay Times, The Conversation, Psychiatric Times, and Clinical Psychiatry News. She has appeared on Huffington Post Live and co-hosted a monthly radio show, Family Matters, on WOCA 96.3 FM/1370 AM in Ocala, Florida. A board-certified psychiatrist and Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, she has published original research on suicide as well as obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Morris has made several presentations on college mental health, eating disorders, anxiety and depression at national professional meetings.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781538139882
ISBN-10: 153813988X
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: February 19th, 2020
Pages: 254
Language: English