Monday, July 10, 2006

Christian Students Mental Health

Rachel Matson has put this resource together, I'm sure it can be very helpful for all of us who are involved in student ministry:

Students are particularly vulnerable, as they are exposed to many stressors. Living away from home, being lonely, not being able to get a good night’s sleep (particularly in halls!!), having new financial responsibilities, probably having an unhealthy diet (pasta and baked beans hardly supply all we need!), and the pressures of study, etc.

Add these to the usual stresses we all face in life, and it’s little wonder that in your work you will meet many students struggling with mental health problems. This site is intended to equip you to help those students, and to know where your limits lie.