College Age Students Struggle with Anxiety, Depression
Why collegiate mental health matters to parents of teens in recoveryEarly interventions for mental health struggles in teens are proven to be effective. Teens who go to rehab for drug and alcohol addiction are at an advantage. In receiving treatment for addiction, teens can also be treated for any secondary co-occurring mental health disorders, like depression or anxiety. Additionally, teens learn the life skills necessary for managing and regulating their emotions, stress, and academic life so they can find success in their future. Even after treatment, however, a teen can still be at risk for mental health struggles once they move away to college. It is imperative for parents and teens to create a mental health plan for school, including weekly visits with an on-campus or nearby therapist, as well as recovery support through activities like local 12-step meetings. Treatment and recovery in adolescence is never a guarantee of immunity to mental health struggles later in life. Parents need to understand the reality of mental health risks in college in order to comprehensively prepare their recovering child for autonomous living on a college campus. Together, families can build a foundation for ongoing healing while walking hand in hand toward success.
Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center offers long term residential treatment programs for addiction recovery. Our programs involve the whole family for foundation building, life cleansing change.
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