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Guest Marcia Morris, M.D. is a psychiatrist at the University of Florida with over 20 years of experience providing clinical care for students. A mother of two university students herself, she promotes preventive care and better treatment for mental illness in the college years. She is the author of The Campus Cure: A Parent’s Guide to Mental Health and Wellness for College Students and articles that have been published in The New York Times, the Tampa Bay Times, The Conversation, Psychiatric Times, and Clinical Psychiatry News. She has appeared on Huffington Post Live and hosted a monthly radio show, Family Matters, on WOCA 96.3 FM/1370 AM in Ocala, Florida.
Did you know that one of four college students was diagnosed with a mental health disorder in the last year? College students are experiencing anxiety, depression, alcohol abuse, and other mental health issues at alarming rates in a landscape of growing academic, social, and financial pressures. As a college mental health psychiatrist for over two decades and a mother of two twenty-somethings, Marcia Morris has witnessed the ways problems can derail students from their goals, while parent interventions at critical junctures can help get students back on track.
The Campus Cure: A Parent Guide to Mental Health and Wellness for College Students is a first aid guide to your child’s emotional health, preparing you to handle the mental health problems and emotional ups and downs many young adults experience in college.