Many students enrolled in the Colorado Mountain College system are balancing school with family and work. Sometimes, they’re even taking on multiple jobs to get ahead.
Lisa Doak, CMC’s assistant vice president for student services, said that frazzling dynamic could set the stage for mental health issues down the road.
“For some students, their families, their relationships and perhaps family pressures for achievement are often the stressors you hear about,” Doak said. “If students don’t have well developed skills or are not in the process of learning how to manage, sometimes we see anxiety and depression come forward.”