What are the implications for parenting and for secondary school teachers and youth workers in our churches?
msnbc video: Are 20-somethings afraid of growing up? August 25, 2010
Tags: 20s, emerging adults, JJ Arnett
Colleges See Rise In Mental Health Issues : NPR October 22, 2009
Tags: college students, depression, emerging adults, mental illness, social capitol
Whether the rise in mental illness among college students is due to an actual increase or better reporting or treatment, the astounding fact is that 15% of current college students report having been diagnosed with depression sometime in their lives. Some make an argument that today’s adolescents have been over-medicated. From my perspective it is undeniable that navigating the path to adulthood is stressful and debilitating. With less stable social support and capitol college students need a few attentive adults paying close attention.
The audio clips included in this piece are intriguing.