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Promoting Student Well Being
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The college years are a time when a student’s focus of life
changes from family and home to the college community.
Relationships between parents and children change and
evolve into relationships between parents and young adults.
This evolution varies by culture as well as by individual
family. Students are forming a new identity that integrates
the many contexts in which they live.
“I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately and I’ve
been having flashbacks/ nightmares in my dreams
every night, and I always seem to be on the verge
of tears. I don’t know what to do with myself
anymore—I can’t sleep, can’t focus, can’t seem to
be truly happy anymore. I want to seek help, but I
don’t feel like I know where to turn. Are flashbacks,
trouble sleeping, depression, being distant with my
friends, etc. normal, or could there be something
seriously wrong with me?”
—Anonymous