The Health and Wellness of Today’s College Students. Jon Brunner, Ph.D. Director, Counseling and Health Services. FGCU Health and Wellness Services. Student Health Clinic Counseling Center (CAPS) Adaptive Services for Students with Disabilities
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The Health and Wellness of Today’s College Students
Jon Brunner, Ph.D.
Director, Counseling and Health Services
NCHA II Survey - Stress
NCHA II Survey – Sexual Behavior
“ I feel comfortable in situations where alcohol is consumed.”
Always – 20.9%
Never- 5.8 %
Binge Drinking 54%
Average Drinks 5.8
Abstinence from 17.8%
Location: Wellness Center
Hours: **8:30am – 5:30pm Mon.-Thurs
**Hours subject to change per semester
Appointments are strongly recommended
* 77% agreed the Student Health Center is their usual source of care and/ or primary care provider while enrolled at FGCU
* 85% was satisfied with the ease of scheduling an appointment that meets their needs
* 89% was satisfied with the efficiency of the check-in and check-out process
* 91% was satisfied that the provider listened carefully to their concerns
* 94% was satisfied that their confidentiality and privacy were carefully protected
* 83% was satisfied with their overall visit at Student Health Services
* 84% agreed they are very likely to recommend the health service to another student
Located: Second Floor Howard HallHours 8:00 – 6:00 Mon.-Thurs.8:00 - 5:00 FridayPhone: 590-7950Provides 24 hour Emergency Services
5,626 Sessions in 2009
Birth Cohort Increases in Psychopathology Among Young Americans, 1938-2007:
A Cross-temporal Meta-analysis of the MMPI
An article written by Twenge, J. M., Gentile, B., DeWall, C. N., Ma, D., Lacefield, K., & Schurtz, D. R.
and published in Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 145-154 (2010).
Use quantitative research with a large sample size to explore 2 important questions:
Scale 9(Ma): overly elevated mood, accelerated speech, irritability, etc.
Scale 5(Mf): sexual identity development.
Scale 0(Si): tendency to withdraw from social contacts and responsibilities.
L Scale(Lie Scale): used to detect attempt to present oneself in unfavorable light, malingering.
F Scale(Infrequency): used to detect deviant or atypical ways of responding, such as not reading items or random responding.
K Scale(Correction Scale): measures tendency to obscure symptoms, faking good or faking bad.
Scale 1(Hs): persistent preoccupation with the body and fears of illness and disease.
Scale 2(D): poor morale, lack of hope for the future, general dissatisfaction with one’s life situation.
Scale 3(Hy): disruption in mental, or other, functionality
Scale 4(Pd): delinquent behavior, sexual promiscuity, excessive drinking, etc.
Scale 6(Pa): feeling of persecution, suspiciousness, grandiose self-concepts, etc.
Scale 7(Pt): excessive doubts, compulsions, obsessions, unreasonable fears.
Scale 8(Sc): bizarre thoughts or experiences, misinterpretations of reality.
This suggests that a shift in American culture toward materialism, individualism, unrealistic expectations, and unstable relationships may account for the increase in psychopathology in young people.
-Young American’s focus on extrinsic goals is increasing.
-Developing a meaningful philosophy of life is less important.
-Divorce is indirectly impacting our young people.
“At the very least, college campuses now have a larger percentage of students with more serious mental health problems”
Stay in touch; encourage; be realistic; allow space
Panic; tell them what to do; take over and assume
Responsibility; insist on frequent visits or phone calls; press
your child on what they will do after school