David, Dr Morrison, Colorado discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
In psychology today addresses, how parents can help their students access care students may not be able to get care on campus. But usually there is a campus case manager someone was. Social work background who can link student services off campus. Is this thing is this something new though, Dr Morrison have have college students always struggled or are. We just feeling like we can talk about it more. We can take action more what difference between now and what we've seen in the past. There is definitely a an increase in mental health problems in both high school and college students there's also somewhat less stigma about getting help. But that doesn't explain this increase in just getting back to what Dr sticks through talked about this pressure students feel this excessive pressure to get into the best college. And then I see the college students feeling excessive pressure to get into the best graduate school get the best job. And there's actually a study that show perfectionism has gone up dramatically in college students. It's called externally driven students who feel they have to have. The best job make the most money. Even look the best that's gone up by thirty three percent in the last twenty years. Let me get David and here from Charleston, South Carolina. Hi, David graduated and welcome to the program. Hi, Jane, thanks for taking my call. My daughter struggle with depression. All through high school, and my wife, and I. And she chose to Colorado, which is very very far. You know, we actually just better back last night on a Red Eye because their flights got cancelled. But we really did a lot of preemptive work to get her where she is right now. Which is basically almost moment to moment. We've got counseling on on on campus such goes to thought a counselor before she went to college that was outside the university system that goes to we tried to prepare her front. Some of the things we never did was we never put any pressure on her as far as getting into the best school, and you know, having to go to college. In fact, we really wanted her pick your off, but she was insistent on going away. And when she got a scholarship, and you know for us. It's almost moment to moment. We don't know if she'll make most relaxing now pretty confidential make really looking to see to make some year and then to feature, but it's really. For us. We just set these short-term goals her meat, and hopefully get it seeing any very open with her David you talk about these things. And if you have a problem, give us a call. We'll we'll help you. I talked to her own wars of the night. I talk to her she'll call me at three mornings. You'll call me, you know, eight the morning when times are great. And let me know she's having a great day. Like, she just did before I went on this call to you know, dad, I don't know if I'm gonna make it in is coach her and help her try to give her, you know, it place on how to make the moment almost like just make it so today. Yeah, we'll see what happens one day at a time. David. Thank you. Yeah. No. I appreciate it such an important story and good luck to your daughter there in Colorado, Dr Morris, there's David really engaged with his daughter carefully monitoring her the had some preemptive issues that they've tried to to solve with her before going off to college. What appearance of the issue? What if you know kids don't want to tell their parents, they need help? For the most part. Parents most parents are very caring. But you're right. Some students do not want to tell parents, they think their parents are under pressure themselves. Their parents might have their own mental health issue..