All Work and No Play? No More

April 4, 2013

We could all use a friendly game of Ping-Pong to de-stress once in a while, especially when we’re juggling three or four classes, a part-time job, extracurriculars and media stimulation. Today’s college students are more stressed out and career-minded career-minded than ever, and anxiety has become the leading mental health issue among them. On the campus of Wake Forest University, Provost Rogan Kersh could see why, at least in part: students never take time to relax. They run from class to meeting to practice, describing everything they have to do as “work” or “an obligation.” Even penciling in time to hang out with roommates has become the norm.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed