Are You Struggling Too?

September 11, 2014

The NY Times' August 2014 story's shocking headline: There Is No Offseason: Team Sports Are Taking Over Kids' Lives. American Psychological Association's magazine Monitor's Sept. 2014 cover story headline: College Students' Mounting Stress. 2013 National College Health Assessment revealed that 50% of college students reported feeling overwhelming anxiety this year. Yet, only 7% of parents reported their college student as experiencing mental health issues. (National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2013) The problem is not somewhere else. It is under your roof. On your team. In front of you. Around you. Likely, even within you. Mental health tragedies are happening at alarming rates now. We pray that this does not happen today in your life. Ask your loved ones how they are really feeling. Likely, they are struggling more than you think.