Celebrating recovery efforts in higher ed
America’s struggles with addiction and depression are well known, and these challenges aren’t isolated to one particular age group. People often don’t realize that the college years are prime time for these conditions to appear.
In fact, in a recent national survey, college presidents said addressing anxiety, depression and addiction were the top three ways to improve student wellbeing. Unfortunately, the stigma associated with mental health issues and substance abuse may lead many higher educational institutions to adopt a “don’t ask, don’t tell” approach to recovery on campus. But pretending students aren’t dealing with these issues doesn’t help anyone.