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Outside of Your Control, but Having a Huge Impact on Students External Factors Also Drive Up Demand

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Substance Abuse Students look to drugs and alcohol to relax; use prescription drugs to focus, work late into the night

Intensified Expectations Students face early and persistent pressure to academically excel, fit in socially, and be successful after graduation New Parenting Styles Highly involved parenting creates busy, overscheduled, failure-averse students who struggle to adapt to challenges as they arise in college

Social Media Time spent online amplifies existing stressors and contributes to an overwhelming sense of social isolation on campus

Political Climate Stress from current events and politics exacerbates students’ existing issues with stress, anxiety, and depression

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