Over the last ten years, there has been a large increase in the need for counseling among college students across the nation. This has been researched and it is believed that the pressures of this modern, fast paced society are the cause. In years past, college wasn't as necessary as it is today. There were still pressures on the students who went to college, but people didn't feel as though their life depended on how well they did in college. Now days if you don't do well in college and find a good job, you will not only be stuck working a low income job, but you'll also have to spend the rest of your life paying off student loans. There is just so much pressure that counseling has become a necessity. It is a real shame that our society has come to this point, but it is that cross that we all must bear nonetheless. We all have to take good care of ourselves and try not to bottle things up. Letting things bottle up causes nothing problems down the line and they will only grew in severity the longer they are left unattended. Stay positive and stay healthy people.