I have posted numerous times on mental health among teens facing the college admissions process. This article on campus mental health captures so many of the issues I consider important:
-The portrayal of a perfect self in the media.
-The pressure to be perfect, often driven from within an individual, rather than from their parents or from their teachers/schools.
-Constant contact between parents and kids, leaving kids with little ability to cope with even minor challenges on their own.
PLEASE read this article if you have a high school or college child -- consider all of these issues, and discuss them with your kids!!!
I am a licensed psychologist working with kids, teens, and adults with anxiety disorders.