“It’s so different from how people might stereotype the concept of college counseling, or back in the ’70s students coming in with existential crises: who am I?” said Dr. Hwang, whose staff of 29 includes psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and social workers. “Now they’re bringing in life stories involving extensive trauma, a history of serious mental illness,, self-injury, alcohol and other drug use.”Remember, these are barely post-adolescent students, not homeless 60 yr.-old ex-cons.
We wish some of these dedicated "psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and social workers" would devote some of their energy to making a society in which human beings can function, rather than their futile, Procrustean efforts at modifying people w/ brain- & body-altering drugs to force them to fit a world of fear, hate, injustice, pain, rage & suffering. Treat the cause, not the symptoms. You'd think that would be basic to the "helping" professions. But no: Shut up & take it, & if you can't take it any more, we'll up your dose. Up your dose, we type.
The answer to the "Who am I?" question, we should add, is that you & everybody like you are the future serfs of the new jobless economy, in which you'll be considered fortunate to receive clothing & shelter in exchange for being worked to death.
You think that might depress people?