GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College’s director of counseling services, Emily Holmes, presented information on the growing prevalence of anxiety in college students at a recent national conference.
Holmes’s presentation, titled, “The Anxiety Epidemic: Promoting Cultural Change on Campus Before It’s Too Late,” discussed the rise in student anxiety and related negative outcomes.
Anxiety in college students has been linked to poor academic performance, depression, and thoughts of suicide.
Holmes’s presentation also examined the ways in which campus culture contributes to student anxiety and what can be done to promote change on campus. The presentation was based on current research and included case studies and observations from Holmes’s own clinical experience.
She gave her presentation at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ Strategies Conference Jan. 17 in Washington. The conference was intended to provide student affairs practitioners with knowledge and skills to effectively address collegiate alcohol and drug abuse prevention, mental health, sexual violence prevention and response, and well-being.
NASPA, founded in 1919, has more than 15,000 members in all 50 states and 25 foreign countries.
Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.
Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at greensboro.edu.
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