'10+ Things I Wish I Knew About Mental Health in College' is a comprehensive workshop aiming to mentally prepare prospective students for the unexpected stressors of college. Far beyond other college prep courses, this system has practical tools that break down the factors contributing to a diminished mental state in college students. The rate of suicide is substantially high for college students because of increased depression episodes, elevated anxiety, and intense loneliness. Balancing the emotional challenges of personal growth while trying to manage new independence, increased academic rigor, and social expansion can be overwhelming without insight and development. This comprehensive program highlights and provides easy-to-implement skills and tools that create mental fortitude for college. The constructs presented benefit students and parents, teachers, counselors, and any community leader looking to guide college students.
Dr. Alexander is a Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor boasting over 20 years of expertise in her field. She owns and operates a notable private group mental health practice, is a speaker, and is recognized for her commitment to her work with minorities to dispel stigmas associated with mental health.
Students attend dozens of classes, workshops and seminars about preparing for college leading them to believe that following a set number of steps will help them move through their experience seamlessly.
Nevertheless, the incident of suicide, paralysis by analysis, and isolation continue to increase among college aged students.