The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition


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"...that would have even his teachers laughing with him rather than becoming angry at him. Brent did not receive any type of re-entry training before the start of college and as is many times the case, he had a difficult time with his transition and was eventually treated for depression. You will hear more about his journey and his advice to you throughout these pages. ..."

"...The Interchange Institute’s 2004 Prudential Financial relocation study, Many Expatriates Many Voices, shows that expatriates who received cross-cultural training described themselves as having a more positive experience and better adjustment to their new surroundings than those who did not. Their Mental Health Inventory scores were higher and levels of depression lower. Eric Kruger, President of Compass Cross-Cultural Coaching, notes from his own experience in working with expatriate families that emotional responses to the transition cycle after receiving training could be charted out to look more like the curves of the dashed line in Figure 2.3. ..."

"...pushed under the carpet or placed somewhere else in our minds to come back to later and coming back to it never happens, we have unresolved grief – grief that has not been dealt with. Unresolved grief can emerge later in life in destructive forms such as anger, rebellion, depression, isolation and even physical ailments. Such is the story of Brice, a typical TCK. ..."

Chapter 4: Fish Out of Water
"... marginalization – “They look different…They feel different,” “the outsiders feel lonely, homesick.” ▪ He wrote about profound unhappiness, depression and isolation. - Freeze and Friends - Linda Maguire, one of my intercultural colleagues, often adds the term “Freeze and ..."
"... is an absolutely exhausting time. You need to take care of yourself so you don’t become sick and get behind in your classes. - depression versus Grief - If someone happens to get stuck (freezes) in the crisis stage of transition shock, she or he becomes paralyzed in the sense that ..."
"...paralyzed in the sense that there is failure to move forward. If you find that you are spending your time living in the past, finding no joy in the present, or experiencing a deep sadness that will not go away even with distractions, you may be heading towards clinical depression and you need to seek professional help. Your school’s student health center will be able to help you find the care you need. ..."
"... student health counselors and other professionals who are well-versed in the grief cycle of students, international and otherwise. - depression - Depression, on the other hand, is bigger than grief. Self-worth takes a nosedive and with it comes an amplification of negative ..."
"...depressed. There is a loss of joy in the things you used to enjoy and it is difficult to get on with life. Each day may seem insurmountable as you feel sad all the time. It is not just TCKs who are at risk of facing some degree of depression during their college years. The American College Health Association’s (ACHA) National College Health Assessment (NCHA) found in a 2005 survey that 14% of over 50,000 students surveyed reported feeling so depressed they had difficulty functioning anywhere from three to eight times during the past year. ..."
"... year. It has been my experience in speaking with mental health professionals on college and university campuses that mental health visits and complaints of depression tend to increase about six to eight weeks after the start of the term. Some of the reasons for this timing are: ▪ The ..."
"...Any deep sadness that is not easily distractible and lasts two weeks or longer may be clinical depression and you need to seek professional help. Maureen Price Tillman, L.C.S.W., Founder and Director of “College with Confidence”, says it is crucial that you talk to a mental health professional immediately if you are experiencing one or more of the following: ..."
"... are planning on committing self-harm. The good news is that depression is treatable. With the help of caring mental health professionals who might also prescribe short-term antidepressant drug therapy, you can work through life’s toughest problems. - Listen to Your Body - Students ..."
"... suffering is manifesting itself in physical symptoms. Maureen Tillman says that mental health professionals talk about vegetative signs of depression. Your body may be feeling the effects of depression and showing you in various ways: ▪ You may be sleeping too little or too much. ▪ ..."
"...Many times, particularly in persons with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), depression sets in during the winter months when the daylight hours are shortened. Be sure to get plenty of exercise and exposure to sunlight, particularly when the winter blues set in. With a doctor’s supervision photo therapy with light boxes which provide illumination similar to the sun’s light can be ..."
"...Many counseling centers have staff that are trained specifically to work with international students. Brent from Chapter 1 found himself struggling with depression during his first semester. He finally found some help when he opened up to some of his professors, his track coach, and then to a counselor. The professors and coach took him under their wings, got him off campus for a meal now and then and gave him a ..."
"...the closest to students such as Student Advisors (SAs), Resident Advisors (RAs), or House Fellows. The next layer may be the Dean of Students, Dean of First-Year Students or Dean of International Students, and lastly the counselors themselves. All of them are trained to watch for signs of stress, depression, and suicidal symptoms and behaviors in students. ..."
"... Some college campuses have student-run programs aimed directly at helping fellow students deal with all kinds of issues from eating disorders to depression to the break-up of a relationship. One such example is Tufts University’s “Ears for Peers,” 24-hour confidential call-in hot line. ..."
"...Thankfully depression and stress among college students is no longer a taboo subject. Due to an alarming increase in mental health issues in college students, depression and suicide are hot topics on today’s university campuses as well as in preventive health journals, newsletters, blogs and more. Don’t be surprised to see ..."
"...reported on findings presented at the American Psychiatric Association that there is not just an increase in psychological problems in college students, but they are being detected much earlier. Robert Gallagher of the University of Pittsburgh states the ages of 18-25 as the prime time for conditions such as depression to emerge. Haro Morano, editor of Psychology Today, says many students suffer from a variety of mental health conditions before ever arriving on their campuses and are either already equipped with anti-depressants or ready access to student mental health centers helps them on their way to diagnosis and treatment. ..."

"...It is not at all uncommon in the Transition and Entering stages to have really good days interspersed with down days, blue days with happy days, wildly exciting days with it-couldn’t-get-any-worse days. The grief versus depression we discussed in Chapter 4 is still an issue that hangs around in the Entering phase. Fluctuating emotions and bouts of homesickness still ply you even though things are beginning to settle and take shape in your life. Although you have the desire to settle in, it is still ..."

"...This quote reveals one of the factors that led to the depression that our TCK case study Brent (from Chapter 1) suffered during his first years at college. Quite frequently students, not just internationals, end up feeling small, incompetent or not up to the challenge once they hit college. This could be the student who came from a small school and ..."

"... - Stress, a major component in the life of a college student, if left unchecked can lead to depression, fatigue or physical illness. Stress wears away at your immune system causing viruses and bacteria that would normally be kept at bay to proliferate and cause disease. Not ..."

"... also possible to flip-flop back and forth between stages. But just as I tell students, it is all normal and will pass with time. - Empty Nest depression - - Normal and Expected - Empty nest syndrome refers to the feelings of grief, sadness, loneliness, or loss parents or guardians, ..."
"...of grief, sadness, loneliness, or loss parents or guardians, particularly women, experience when their children leave home. It is normal and expected, and as was my case, it can actually begin before the child or children have physically left the home. However, if you begin to experience symptoms of depression that prevent you from moving ahead in life, such as is discussed in Chapter 4, it is time to seek professional counseling. There come times in our lives when we need a little help getting past the bumps in the road. And for some of us moms the empty ..."
"...are in place to help your child succeed. If she is struggling with academics, she can visit the writing lab, the math lab, hire a tutor or speak directly with her professor or teacher’s assistant. Highly confidential mental health services are available to help students deal with eating disorders, depression, family problems, a relationship break-up and more. Student health services and campus security will see to it that your student gets care 24/7. He or she can also contact the International Student Office. ..."
"... little cleaner, but otherwise the same. They may get the wrong message when we drastically alter the sacredness of their sanctuary. - depression - When I give my “Transitioning Successfully for University” seminar in international schools I always spend an evening with parents ..."
"...Successfully for University” seminar in international schools I always spend an evening with parents reviewing some of the same material and presenting some things just for their ears as I am doing here. I always make a point to go over with them the difference between the sadness and depression I talk about in Chapter 4. Your children will quite naturally experience bouts of sadness due to grief, loss, and just plain emotional instability in the different transition stages and as parents, you need to stay alert to any indications they may be headed for depression. If you ..."

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