New Book by Dr. Ryan Patel, D.O. FAPA, Offers Practical and Evidence-Based Life Strategies to Enhance Young Adult Mental Health

April 02 18:56 2024
New Book by Dr. Ryan Patel, D.O. FAPA, Offers Practical and Evidence-Based Life Strategies to Enhance Young Adult Mental Health

College life can be exciting and challenging, and it often comes with its own stressors and pressures. In the pursuit of academic success, mental health can sometimes take a backseat. However, a new book, “Mental Health for College Students,” authored by Dr. Ryan Patel, D.O. FAPA, seeks to change that by offering a comprehensive exploration of life strategies that empower young adults to improve their mental health in collegiate settings. With over 1,000 references and a decade-plus of clinical experience applying various life strategies, this book uniquely combines clinical wisdom and evidence-based research. The book aims to be one of the most evidence-based books on the topic of young adult mental health.

Dr. Patel is a renowned college psychiatrist at The Ohio State University Office of Student Life Counseling and Consultation Service. He also holds the position of Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Patel is widely recognized for his expertise in young and emerging adult mental health and is a sought-after speaker and consultant in both the public and private sectors.

Key Features of “Mental Health for College Students“:

1.  Evidence-Based Life Strategies: Each chapter concisely discusses relevant research studies and his own clinical insights and identifies practical life strategies, ensuring readers have access to the most up-to-date and reliable information on enhancing mental health.

2.  Author’s Practical Experience: Dr. Ryan Patel shares his own experiences, drawn from over ten years of working with college students and young professionals, using a personalized research-based approach that combines lifestyle strategies, medication, and counseling.

3.  Leadership and Advocacy: Dr. Patel’s dedication to improving mental health is exemplified by his role as a board member (2023-2025 term) of the American College Health Association. He has served in various leadership roles within the association, including chair of their Mental Health Section and chair of the 2023 conference planning committee.

4.  Clinical Research and Outreach: Dr. Patel has actively participated in numerous clinical research projects, committees, programs, media, and legislative efforts in college mental health. His self-help blog has quickly reached over 120,000 page views, and his nutrition, sleep, and exercise strategies for mental health workshop program is one of the most popular programs at Ohio State University.

Dr. Patel stated, “It’s increasingly evident that many individuals are unaware of their lifestyle choices’ profound impact on their mental well-being. This book aims to bridge that knowledge gap and provide readers with practical strategies to improve their mental health. This book will benefit young adults and anyone seeking to help young adults to improve their mental health and reach their full potential

As Dr. Ryan Patel’s observations and expertise in college mental health continue to grow, “Mental Health for College Students” is a timely and invaluable resource. The book ultimately aims to help individuals develop a deeper understanding of the relationship between lifestyle and mental health, leading to improved overall well-being.

Mental Health for College Students” is available now and can be purchased at major book retailers or through the author’s website at

About the Author:

Dr. Ryan Patel, D.O. FAPA, is a distinguished college psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry with over a decade of experience working with college students and young professionals. His mission is to improve the mental health of individuals through individual-level and large-scale strategies. Dr. Patel’s world-class training, extensive clinical research, and advocacy efforts make him a trusted expert in the field. He is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

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