College Parent Survival Network Hosts Experts on 3-part Collegiate Mental Health Webinar Series
Colleges and universities across the country are experiencing the real epidemic on campuses: the mental health of the student body. Schools are scrambling to provide wellness days, or increased programming and support for students to grieve the loss of their classmates and cope with managing their own academic and emotional stress. October means midterms, shorter daylight, and the honeymoon of the college experience wearing off. This is when schools often see an increase in student suicide.
As a parent, communicating with your college student and educating yourself on how to help is the most important thing that can be done. Adrienne Frumberg, Joanna Lilley, and Shayna Abraham, Co-Founders of the College Parent Survival Network (CPSN), know all too well the stress the students are feeling, and the parents as well. In an effort to provide some relief, CPSN is hosting a 3-part webinar series specifically on topics for parents that feel more pressing right now. Kicking off the webinar series on November 3, 2021, will be Tripp Johnson, CEO of Green Hill Recovery, talking about “The Fear of the College Dropout: Warning Signs Your College Student is Failing.”
When asked “why now?” Joanna didn’t hesitate to state that “collegiate mental health is only partly in the spotlight right now, and we need to shed even more light on how to help students, and how to help parents. That’s partly how this series came to fruition; out of desperation and need. The end of the semester is only a month away. Students are either passing or failing. For the students who are failing, if they can’t separate who they are from what they’re doing (i.e. their academic struggles), then we will continue to see an unsustainable need for mental health services for young adults. We’ll also continue to see a growing number of students attempt college, fail out, and have a hard time getting help and building resilience to return to campus. Knowing how and when to help is key!”
The second presentation will be on November 10, 2021. “When It’s More than Homesickness: what to do when your college student is in crisis” will be presented by Dr. Marcia Morris, author of The Campus Cure.
And closing out the series on November 17, 2021, will be Eric Rosenberg of Rosenberg & Ball covering the topic “Addicted, Convicted, Suspended, Expelled: When to Seek Legal Counsel in College.” With the sensitivity of these topics, each webinar will be hosted in webinar format. Any participant will be able to ask questions anonymously to the presenters.
To attend any of the events, register at College Parent Survival Network.
About College Parent Survival Network:
College Parent Survival Network is the safest online community for parents seeking support, direction, and guidance around helping their child launch into adulthood, whether that includes college or not. Offering parents a platform to ask questions, normalize they aren’t alone, and learn from experts around college and early adulthood. For more information, please check out the community. College Parent Survival Network is owned and operated by two Therapeutic Consultants and one College Consultant. This collaboration was formed in an effort to help parents early, and potentially save the young adult from pain in the future.