But just like any other illness, Romans says early intervention is key, and the best thing parents can do for their kids attending college is to listen to what your children are saying and check for changes in behavior.
"Notice, is anything changing, are they not eating or sleeping the way that they normally would, or communicating?" Romans said.
And for parents with younger children, it's important to start the conversations early. Most mental illnesses have observable signs eight to ten years before a a person is diagnosed and treated.
People can manage it if they start early and accept that these are illnesses like any other," Romans said.