Our college years are often characterized as "the best time of our lives" – particularly in movies and on television. It's a period of learning, exploration and expression – a time to discover who you really are. However, this is an incredibly glamorized view of a stage in life that can be plagued with anxiety, doubt and substance abuse. All too often, college students who struggle with these issues simply don't know where to turn for support.
Recently, OnlineColleges.net compiled an invaluable resource about mental health issues that are common on college campuses and where students can turn for more information and support.
According to the source, the following psychological disorders are widespread among college students, and up to 75 percent of coeds do not actively seek treatment:
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
Previously on this blog, we mentioned the prevalence of prescription pill abuse on college campuses, but this is just one of many self-destructive behaviors that students may fall victim to in the wake of so much transition and change. However, the above issues can become life-threatening if they aren't identified and effectively addressed at an addiction or eating disorder treatment center. OnlineColleges.net has provided a list of resources from state to state for students and concerned loved ones to turn to for support.
At Fairwinds Treatment Center, we recognize the complexity of these conditions – and that they often do not occur in a vacuum. Our eating disorder program is lead by Dr. Pauline Powers, a nationally recognized leader in the field of eating disorder research and treatment. In addition, Fairwinds Treatment Center founder Dr. El-Yousef is a pioneer in dual diagnosis treatment, and established our treatment center on the principal of recognizing all contributing factors that may spur self-destructive action and thought. Contact Fairwinds Treatment Center today to learn more about our innovative approach to addiction, eating disorder and psychiatric treatment.