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Options for College Related Stress

Article by: John Glovan, PsyD

In my Previous article written in December of 2016, When To Be Concerned About College Related Stress,  I referenced research conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness regarding mental health on college campuses:

  • One in four students has a diagnosable mental illness
  • 40% do not seek help
  • 80% feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities
  • 50% have been so anxious they struggle in school

Signs to watch out for include:

  • significant changes in eating / weight or sleeping patterns
  • loss of interest in pleasurable activities
  • decrease in motivation / energy / grades
  • withdrawal from others and skipping classes
  • feelings of sadness / unhappiness or increased tearfulness
  • overwhelming feelings of anxiety / fear / rapid heartbeat / shortness of breath / lightheadedness / dizziness
  • physical symptoms such as muscle pain and tension, headaches, stomach issues or diarrhea.
  • feelings of hopelessness / helplessness / despair
  • thoughts of self harm or suicide
  • trouble concentrating, slowed thinking and decision making
  • decreased accomplishments
  • increased anger / irritability / frustration or guilt feelings
  • self-medicating with alcohol, drugs, gambling or sex
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Introducing more BWG Clinicians!

Sarah Amoroso, LPCC-S

Sarah is a bilingual licensed professional clinical counselor with a supervisor designation. She specializes in working with children, teens, young adults, families and the adult population. Her specialties include adjustment difficulties, relationship issues, self- esteem issues, anxiety and mood disorders, LGBTQ+ communities, issues about identity and belonging as well as stress and trauma impacted by immigration and/or legal system. Sarah strives to provide quality mental health counseling services in both English and Spanish. She has garnered her experience by working in non-profit agencies, university and community college settings. In addition, she also provides supervision and development to Master level counseling students.

Sarah obtained her Master of Arts from John Carroll University in Community Mental Health Counseling. She utilizes an eclectic approach combining a cognitive based-solution focused therapy along with mindful awareness to empower individuals.

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind." -William James (1842-1910)

Sami Petty, MSN-PMHNP

Sami is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her bachelor of science in nursing from Malone University and her masters in nursing from Case Western Reserve University.

Sami treats patients 6 to 30 years old. She has experience in treating Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, PTSD and Trauma. Sami currently works in University Hospital’s Child and Adolescent and Transitional Young Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Program. She is placed at BWG through a University Hospitals and BWG joint provider venture. Sami utilizes a holistic approach to providing mental health care focusing on psychotherapy, personal wellness and medication management. She is accepting new patients.

Emotion Regulation Skills

By Michael Pollak, PCC-S, LICDC
Emotion Regulation Skills
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