Essential Wellness Strategies for Flourishing in College
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  • Author: Mia Nosanow
  • Product Code: 89019
  • ISBN: 978-1-60868-901-9
  • Pages: 360
  • 1 Paperback / softback
  • Size: 6.00 x 9.00


The first — and only — comprehensive guide to mental and emotional health for college students

Every year tens of millions of young adults are enrolled in college. While this can be an exciting time, it is also often a period of uncertainty, anxiety, isolation, and depression for both new and current students. For those living with these mental health issues already, and especially for a generation coping with the disruption to schooling brought on by the pandemic, these conditions can worsen during the college years. And the problem appears to be growing. According to the Center for Collegiate Health, the number of students seeking mental health services has increased at five times the rate of enrollment.

To address this growing need, psychologist and therapist Mia Nosanow has created The College Student’s Guide to Mental Health, a complete resource for students, parents, and loved ones — and even professionals who work with students. Drawing on her more than twenty years of direct experience counseling a diverse student body at Macalester College, Nosanow has written the first comprehensive mental and emotional health manual designed specifically for those in college. Presented in clear, practical language and organized in short chapters, this book breaks down common problems and provides actionable strategies for help.

Readers will find information on:

• understanding the link between physical health and mental health — and tips for improving both
• developing and recognizing personal identity
• how to cope with negative thoughts and manage intense emotions
• building healthy and meaningful relationships and why this is important
• tips for seeking counseling, sleeping better, using calming strategies, and much more

As the first book to specifically provide guidance on this topic, The College Student’s Guide to Mental Health will help the millions of students struggling with mental health to transform college into a healthy, enjoyable, and fulfilling experience.



“This book could not come at a better time for the many American college students who struggle with mental health issues. Mia Nosanow’s decades of experience, graceful prose, and easy to follow prescriptive makes this the perfect companion for any student heading off to or already in college.”
— Dan Buettner, #1 New York Times bestselling author, National Geographic Fellow, and founder of Blue Zones

“Thoughtful, comprehensive, and accessible, The College Student’s Guide to Mental Health is a must-read for college students seeking to thrive during their college years and beyond, and for families wanting to be good guides for their students’ well-being and emerging adulthood. Mia Nosanow provides a road map for the often-missed hidden curriculum of the college experience — teaching students how to take care of themselves. I’d recommend it to all students and families at my university!”
— Dr. Lisa Landreman, vice president of student affairs at Willamette University