The College Pressure Cooker: High Achieving Students, High Mental Health Risks
.....Lipson blames high admissions standards at selective schools for creating high-pressure academic and athletic environments filled with over-achievers. She also points to technology.

"We`re just spending so much time looking down at a screen and not looking at one another,” Lipson said. “Then even within the world that we`re looking at on our phone, there`s every little bit of comparison, and people`s perfect lives being displayed on social media."....


Bethany`s Notes: A reflective and thought provoking read. I`m not one to blame on specific thing on the increase in depression/anxiety yet I know that the lack of relationships (and knowing that other people have gone through similar feelings happens) all the time when we are not willing to put our phone down (or ask our student athletes to) and engage in face-to-face interaction.

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