Do you ever feel like you can’t take another day of dealing with school, your job, your social life and your boyfriend? Research shows that college life in America in the 21st century for women is filled with pressures coming from every direction. In response, rates of depression, self-mutilation, suicide attempts, eating disorders and substance abuse are at all-time highs.
In addition there is the pressure to take the time to exercise and eat right in an environment that makes it extremely difficult to do. You are expected to look like a supermodel and make it seem like you haven’t even had to make an effort to pull it all off.
Research also shows that young women can be empowered to be resilient against such pressures by developing a focus on long term success, getting motivated, cultivating positive self-esteem, gaining self-regulation skills and creating connections to experienced, caring mentors in their lives. Students can also be educated in a healthy holistic lifestyle that will vastly improve their wellness.