College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do about It
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College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do about It

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Written for parents, students, college counselors, and administrators, "College of the Overwhelmed" is a landmark book that explores the stressors that cause so many college students to suffer psychological problems.The book is filled with insights and stories about the current mental health crisis on our nation's campuses and offers: A hands-on guide for helping students...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Jossey-Bass
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Hannah
The book covered general problems that some college students have. I haven't learned anything new, but that's probably because I'm a 4th year psych student. In my own opinion, the book vaguely describes why college students are overwhelmed, but I expected more than what was given. I expected more scientific studies to be cited, and less of a general overview. Instead, the authors talked about basic symptoms of mental disorders.

The book honestly sounds like someone at a tablesit or orientation is...more
Jana
An excellent book to describe the many mental health issues faced by today's college students. It's written to be very accessible, even to those without a lot of prior knowledge of mental health issues. I'd recommend it for anyone who works with college students, and even parents concerned about their students.
Susie
Mr. Kadison presents research in a conversational manner, making this book a recommended read for educators, parents, and students alike. There is a chapter for parents and a chapter for students at the end of the book addressing each group uniquely.
Peggy
Used it for a research paper...hard to just read cover-to-cover but has much useful information for those interested in counseling, and college students specifically.
Kristin
Such an important issue. I was trying to become educated! Recommended at a Big 10 Conference for leaders in higher administration.
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An astute and relatable book for college-aged students.
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Read this one for work... and it was only ok.
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