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Mental Health and College Dropout

Mental health issues can be a significant contributing factor to college dropout rates, and there is research to support this claim. According to a report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately 60% of college students who drop out of school do so because of mental health challenges.

The reasons for this high percentage are complex and multifaceted. College can be a stressful and challenging time for many students, and the pressures of academic work, learning how to actually study, social life, and personal responsibilities can be overwhelming. Additionally, many students may struggle with pre-existing mental health conditions that are exacerbated by the stress and demands of college life.

Furthermore, there are often barriers to accessing mental health resources on college campuses, such as long wait times for appointments and limited availability of mental health services. These factors can make it difficult for students to get the support they need to manage their mental health and stay in school. Mental health has become a priority for higher education institutions but asking specifically about their counseling services, mental health screenings, peer support groups, average wait time to be seen and accommodations for students with mental health disabilities should be high on the list, if your child struggles.

The stress of determining their entire life plan contributes to massive anxiety. Believing everyone around them has their life mapped out makes it even more concerning. The power of formal career testing helps young adults identify, with language and understanding, options they may have never even heard of with over 600 careers available. We are passionate about helping college students know their gifts, find what interests them and most importantly, where they will succeed so their future is not impacted by a college stumble.

Reeder Consulting: College and Career Paths is a specialist in the career development field and the #1 career counseling company in San Antonio, TX working with clients in all 50 states. We help individuals engage in career and aptitude testing to process information through meaningful conversations and give clarity to the stress of career decisions to Proceed with Confidence.


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