The hidden epidemic of perfectionism in millennials

The hidden epidemic of perfectionism in millennials

Thomas Curran is assistant professor at University of Bath; Andrew Hill is head of taught postgraduate programmes at York St John University In our roles as academics, young people knock on our doors almost every day. They are typically ambitious, bright and hard-working. They have a broad network of friends, and most come from supportive families. Yet no matter how well-adjusted they can appear, we are finding that our students are increasingly likely to seek our support for mental health issues, as well as academic ones. We are not alone in observing this trend. Student mental illness on U.K. campuses...

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