August – Spotlight: Managing the Ups and Downs of the College Years

College is a time of huge transitions. As a society, we put a lot of effort into getting students into college, but we fall short in preparing them for the emotional challenge once they get there. According to an American College Health Association survey (2014):

  • 33% of college students reported that they had been too depressed to function
  • 55% reported overwhelming anxiety
  • 49% reported that academics were too difficult to handle

Yet, despite these statistics, college counseling centers only see approximately 10% of their student population, which means many students are struggling on their own.

Prepare your college student for these changes by encouraging them to contact KGA, your Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Your adult children (18 or older) are eligible for counseling sessions through the EAP. We’re here for your students 24/7 by calling 800-648-9557.

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