CBC Vancouver tackles post-secondary stress
Pomp and Pressure runs Sept. 3-6 on CBC Radio One
Ah. Graduating from high school.
One might recall the joy and feeling of liberation that comes with crossing the long-awaited rite of passage into young adulthood.
These days, that thrill seems to be short lived.
Getting into the best school, the right program and achieving the grade-point-average to succeed comes with great pressure. This years' college admissions scandal in the U.S. drew attention to the cut-throat nature of getting into top-tier post-secondary institutions. But is admission to an established university or college tougher than it was 20, 10, even 5 years ago?
Tune in to Pomp and Pressure, a new special series about the stresses that youth face going into post-secondary, airing on CBC Radio One's The Early Edition and On The Coast from Sept. 3-6, with features on CBC Vancouver News at 6 and cbc.ca/bc.
Pomp and Pressure asks how students are coping with increasing amounts of stress leading into post-secondary, and what are the best ways to support young people making this transition. Students, parents, mental health advocates and student support services share their insights, advice and experiences.