- Wyckoff, Whitney Blair. "5 Big Health Issues On Campus." NPR. NPR, 01 Sept. 2010. Web. Accessed 9 October 2017
The sources show an over view of the major health issues college students face today. It states that mental health, bad sleeping habits, lack of exercise, easily spreadable diseases, and alcohol consumption are major facts to their health. As many of these seemed to be mixed with each, their health will take a major hit through-out the school year.
- Kwai, Isabella. “The Most Popular Office on Campus.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 19 Oct. 2016, www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/10/the-most-popular-office-on....
This source talked about the rising demand for more counseling services for the mental health of students. It showed how more students that would normally ignore these signs of depression and anxiety are now seeking help as opposed to suffering in silence. This can be seen as very beneficial as now kids with depression, ADHD, and Asperger’s syndrome no feel less discouraged to come to colleges.
Drum, David J., et al. “College Students’ Sense of Coherence and Connectedness as Predictors of Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors.” Archives of Suicide Research, vol. 21, no. 1, June 2016, pp. 169–184., doi:10.1080/13811118.2016.1166088. Accessed 10 October 2017
- This source focuses on a study done on the connection on suicide in college kids. It looked at how the new relationships they are trying to create and student’s development of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. In it they found that increased connectedness lower signs of distress and the sense of coherence even lowered signs in people with pre-existing signs.
- Hicks, Terence, and Samuel Heastie. "High School to College Transition: A Profile of the Stressors, Physical and Psychological Health Issues That Affect the First-year On-campus College Student." Journal of Cultural Diversity 15.3 (2008): 143-47. Asn. Web. 10 Oct. 2017.
The source did a study on incoming freshman going into a university in North Carolina and surveyed them on possibly causes of stress for them. This study was broadened by using both on and off campus freshmen to compare differences in the two. It found that on campus had more mental stresses while off-campus was physical problems.
The center of my proposal paper is based on the need to increase awareness of common physical and mental health issues of college students on this campus. This people is not just seen on our campus but on many others as their as been a rising concern for mental health in recent years. Today there are a number of possibly solutions like increasing counseling on campuses and even giving incoming freshman a class on the transition over into college.