Mental Health Programs for College Students

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Mental Health Programs for College Students in Orange County, CA

The College Student Program at Enhance Health Group provides students with the option of enrolling in a college academic program or taking a temporary leave of absence from school to receive intensive support in dealing with the challenges commonly associated with participation in rigorous educational programs.

This Intensive Outpatient Program combines Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in a group setting. It aims to provide participants with effective stress management strategies, skills to reduce emotional distress effectively, skills to challenge beliefs/schemas that negatively impact thoughts/feelings, and knowledge of how we relate to ourselves and others.

If you are experiencing anxiety, stress, and depression while attending college, help is available. Contact us today to learn more about our mental health programs for college students.

A Private Mental Health Care Option

If you are a college student and struggle with your mental health, you are not alone. One study showed that more than one-third of college students struggle with mental illness. In addition, as many as 73% of college students reported having a mental health crisis while in college, according to a survey by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Fortunately, there are great treatment options available to help you overcome these challenges.

At Enhance Health Group, we work around your class schedule to provide you with the best teletherapy treatment plan for your needs. If you are ready to take care of your mental health and get more out of your college experience, contact us today to begin.

Understanding the Mental Health Needs of College Students

College students are at a pivotal moment in their lives. They may be living away from home for the first time, meeting new people, and dealing with an increased course load, possibly while juggling work and other obligations. It can be overwhelming for anyone and can lead to depression, anxiety, and stress. That is why it is so important to take care of your mental health.

Common Mental Health Issues Among College Students

Some of the most common mental health concerns college students cope with are anxiety, depression, and substance abuse, but eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and bipolar disorder are also common. 

Mental health disorders college students commonly struggle with include:

  • Anxiety
  • School Related Issues
  • Stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Focus
  • Substance Abuse
  • Negative thoughts
  • Self-esteem
  • Concentration
  • Academic pressure
  • Behavioral problems
  • Mood disorders
  • Impulse Control
  • Relationships
  • Psychosis
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma
  • Eating Disorders

If you are concerned about any of these issues, it is a good idea to seek help as soon as possible. Then, you can get the guidance you need to develop positive coping strategies.

Impact of College on Mental Health

For many students, college can trigger mental health disorders or worsen existing ones. Being away from family, feeling isolated while away from old friends, an increased school workload, and other stressors can all impact and trigger mental health concerns. Many mental health issues also start to appear in a person’s early twenties, which typically coincides with the beginning of your college years.

Cause of Mental Health Troubles in College Students

In addition to new school pressures, college students also face new financial stresses, increased anxiety about the future, and more pressure to succeed. The increased stress of these factors can cause a mental health crisis in any student regardless of previous mental health.

How Your Mental Health Can Impact Your Studies

Protecting your mental health plays an essential role in your overall wellbeing and quality of life, and it is an integral part of your education. About 64% of students who drop out of college do so for mental health reasons, so taking care of your mental health is a great way to ensure that you will finish your degree.

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How We Can Help

At Enhance Health Group, we can help you get quality care right in your own dorm room with our expert telehealth services. We offer intensive outpatient programs designed to help you get the care you need to build better coping strategies. Our programs were designed to address trauma, mood disorders, stress management, self-esteem, and more. They can involve group therapy, individual sessions, and other research-backed techniques.

Our college student mental health program offers:

  • Initial intake assessment
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Follow up appointments
  • 2 hours of process group therapy per day
  • 1 hour of psychoeducation group per day
  • Nursing assessment
  • 3 Aftercare planning & referrals
  • Communication & collaboration with a referring school, therapist, doctor, or other individuals
  • Family engagement and support

Why Choose Teletherapy?

Taking care of your mental health is essential to doing well in college, but it can be challenging to fit it into your schedule, and you may wish for a more private option. Teletherapy is designed to fit into your schedule, no matter where you are. This allows you to continue care while at home or school so you can work with people who you are already comfortable with no matter where you are.

Step 1: Reach Out

If you are concerned about your mental health, give us a call or fill out our contact form to get started. All calls are confidential for your peace of mind.

Step 2: Get a Plan

We will work closely to understand your needs and develop a plan that addresses all of your concerns. We can even work with your family and current medical providers to customize your care.

Step 3: Quality Treatment

Once we have a plan, we will begin treatment. Our programs are flexible and designed to work around your class schedule to minimize any further stress.

Step 4: Build a Better Future

When you take steps to care for your mental health now, you are doing everything you can to ensure that you will enjoy a fulfilling life and accomplish your goals. Contact us today to begin your journey to a better tomorrow.

When you choose Enhance Health, you are working with a compassionate group of experts who understand what you are going through because we’ve been there too. We are committed to providing the best and most innovative therapies available. Our services are research-backed and performed by our highly trained and licensed medical healthcare professionals.

In addition, our services follow HIPPA laws closely to ensure that your care is private. We are also certified by the Joint Commission for our adherence to their strict guidelines.

Get the Care You Need to Enjoy Your College Years

College students are at a pivotal point in life where many changes occur. As a result of a multitude of changes, mental health can decline. Treatment for college students can be altered to fit around class schedules.

If you or a college student you love are struggling with mental health, reach out to Enhance Health Group today. Our team can answer any questions you may have and give you a better understanding of our program.