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Mental Health Needs Increasing at Colleges

The New York Times is reporting an increase in the mental health needs of college students. A rising need for suicide intervention, counseling and hospitalizations are popping up across the country. One can’t help but wonder what is causing depression in students and other mental health disorders.

Bullying is a problem among all age groups. The moment you place a group of people together (whether they are three years old or in college) there will be bullies. Toy-snatching and cooties turn into fear and ignorance as we get older. We now know that the acceptance of others can play a huge role in our own mental health. One should never depend on approval from somebody else, but safety and comfort shouldn’t be sacrificed either. Anti-bullying campaigns are popping up everywhere as people start to realize the vital importance of treating each other well.

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Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season on Campus

sneezeCold and flu season is here. Amidst balancing school, work and a much needed social life, cold and flu viruses run rampant on college campuses. No one wants to sit next to the sick girl (or guy) in chemistry, let alone, play drinking games with her.

Here are some ways to fight off illness and shorten its lifespan when you do get sick.

  1. If you don’t already have it, consider the cost of getting health insurance. In the event of a major illness, you’ll be glad you have it! Read the rest of this entry »


Is Tuition Insurance Worth the Money?

moneyWe insure our cars, our houses, and sometimes even our pets. So, why not insure tuition? For a few hundred dollars, parents can purchase insurance for their child’s tuition in the event they drop of out college for medical reasons. With parents gawking at the semester’s $25,000 tuition bill, it’s no wonder some are considering tuition insurance. It has other parents, however, wondering if those extra hundred dollars are worth it, considering that bank-breaking tuition money they are already struggling to come up with.

The largest tuition insurance provider, A.W.G. Dewar, a unit of OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd., said that insuring a child’s education is a solid investment. Providing plans for more than 1,000 of the U.S.’s priciest, private schools and elite colleges, Dewar often sends out insurance brochures to families when it comes time for parents to pay for tuition. Read the rest of this entry »





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