Education and Family

Ready For College?

Dr. Bob Neuman and Jude Neuman

Ready for College? – College Stress, Anxiety, Depression — truly Epidemic Proportions

Listen to a national expert.

Recent studies find 80+% of college students report anxiety and depression. It’s in the news. It’s being called everything from an Epidemic of Anguish to a Mental Health Crisis. Here are some facts from the National Alliance on Mental Illness:

  • 1 of 3 students report prolonged bouts of depression.
  • 50% claim “below average” or “poor” mental health.
  • 1 in 4 say they have had suicidal thoughts or feelings
  • 1 in 7 admit to abnormally reckless behavior

Yet only 7% of parents reported their student experience mental health issues. It’s an unsettling reality.

Today, we have the author of The Stress-Free College Student, Swami Tirtha. Swamiji (to his friends) has spoken to the White House Alternative Medicine Commission as well as international medical schools, including Johns Hopkins. Bryant University posted his book in its list of 50 books that Changed the World.

Listen to him as he talks about stresses of students, myths about stress management, and how quickly stress can be relieved with the right approach. He is a leader and #1 Amazon best-selling author in his field. You’ll learn from his perspectives: about stress, students, and people in general — and what drew him y to meditation when he was a college student.