Mental health center at FGCU (Florida Gulf Coast University) is the topic this week at Wink News. Psychologist Dr. Bart Rossi was in the studio discuss.
“Without any mental health, there is no health” according to Dr. Bart Rossi, Ph.D. Students and faculty alike encounter issues relating to emotion, depression, stress, and other obstacles. According to Dr. Rossi, setting up a mental health center is a great step in addressing those issues.
According to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center:
Mental health problems can affect many areas of students’ lives, reducing their quality of life, academic achievement, physical health, and satisfaction with the college experience, and negatively impacting relationships with friends and family members. These issues can also have long-term consequences for students, affecting their future employment, earning potential, and overall health
With Florida Coast University launching their mental health center, they recognize that engaging in university life brings with it challenges and emotional impact.
In this blog Dr. ROssi has spoken about mental health before, from back to school issues for kids, tips for boosting self-confidence, and even good reading tips for parents to impart of kids and teenagers.
University, however, brings new and different challenges. Not only do students have to deal with the stress of peer groups but also expectations by them and parents. Not to mention their own expectations. Debt is also a weight they must carry. Such pressures can be a burden. And teachers and professors have their own pressures to deal with, juggling home life with work life. Psychology professionals can make that path easier. But to deal with such issues, one needs to first acknowledge that such issues exist.
Mental Health Center at FGCU
In the segment on WINK NEWS, Dr. Rossi talks about the impact of such a center at Florida Coast University, his feelings of what may come from it.