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Finding Innovative Ways to Support Student Mental Health

In the past year, 41% of over 75,000 surveyed college students reported having major or minor depression, 36% reported having an anxiety disorder, and...

Initiative Offers Mental Health Support to Women at HBCUs

A new program known as She Care Wellness Pods is providing front-line mental health care to Black women at Alabama State University (ASU) and...

Counselor-Police Response Partnerships Benefit Students in Crisis

One day after the mass shooting incident at Michigan State University in February, a University of Florida (UF) student called the UF Police Department...

Yale Revises Mental Health Policies

Yale University recently announced changes to its mental health policies in an effort to better support students in crisis. The Ivy-League institution will now allow...

Lawsuit Alleges Yale University Discriminates Against Students with Mental Illness

Current and former Yale University students filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the institution, alleging school officials discriminate against students with mental illness and pressure...

Virtual Therapy Helps Colleges Meet a Growing Need Amid Increased Demand...

Over the past few years, college counselors have struggled to serve a rising number of students with mental health issues. “Trends in College Student...

Suicide Risk Greater Among LGBTQ+ Students with No Access to Mental...

Providing campus mental health services to college and university students who identify as LGBTQ+ can greatly reduce their risk of suicide, according to a...

Study Finds Mental Health Tops List of Student Concerns

College students in the U.S. say their own mental health is their biggest stress factor, according to a recent study. Nearly 70 percent of...

University of Texas System Invests $16.5M in Student Mental Health, Safety...

This week, the University of Texas (UT) System Board of Regents approved the allocation of $16.5 million over the next five years to enhance...

University Research Centers Lead Groundbreaking Efforts to Improve Military Service-Related Mental...

The mental health crisis among current and former members of the armed forces continues to be a pressing concern nationwide, with much research showing...

BIPOC Mental Health Month

Colleges and Universities Offer Psychological Services for Students of Color This July marks the 14th annual observance of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) Mental...

United Negro College Fund, Steve Fund Partner to Advance Mental Health...

This week, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and The Steve Fund, a nonprofit organization that promotes mental well-being among young people of color,...

Education Department Urges Colleges to Use HEERF Funding for Mental Health...

The U.S. Department of Education is encouraging colleges and universities across the country to use Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) to provide or...

Nursing and Pharmacy Education Prepares Students to Enter Professions in Crisis

Although anxiety, burnout, and other mental health issues have long been concerns for the health care fields, the emotional toll from the COVID-19 pandemic...

Addressing the Lack of Black Mental Health Professionals

Over the last year, Black communities experienced an inordinate amount of hardship. A recent study of first-year college students by the University of North...

Universities Offer Mental Health Support for Students in Wake of Derek...

Numerous higher education institutions have offered mental health resources amidst the trial for Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who was found guilty...

UT Austin Police Department Creates Mental Health Response Team

The University of Texas at Austin Police Department (UTPD) recently launched a crisis intervention team to respond to mental health calls, KXAN reported this...

Universities Offer Mental Health Support to Vulnerable Student Populations During the...

When colleges and universities closed their doors last spring amid rising COVID-19 cases, many vulnerable student populations were left without critical campus resources. Being unable...

Kansas State University Annual Drag Show Highlights Diversity, Equity, and Community...

For more than a decade, Kansas State University (K-State) has held a yearly drag show sponsored by the Student Governing Association, K-State Union Program...

Faculty at Risk: Colleges Can Support Faculty Mental Health During Stressful...

While the COVID-19 pandemic has created a range of challenges for many professionals, college and university faculty face unique stressors during this time of...

Improving the Legal Profession’s Mental Health Crisis Begins in Law School

Researchers have known for decades that the legal profession is riddled with mental health crises and substance abuse issues. The problem has even been...

Academic Medicine Steps Up to Improve Mental Health Support for African...

The glaring racial inequities in coronavirus cases and deaths have brought international attention to health disparities for African Americans. Steven Starks, MD, clinical assistant...

Colleges and Universities Expand Suicide Prevention Efforts Thanks to Federal Grant

More than a thousand students at Texas A&M University (TAMU) will walk across campus tonight bearing signs that read, “Someone cares about you,” “There’s...

Pilot Program Is Successful in Changing Student Attitudes Toward Mental Health,...

An experimental program to reduce stigma around mental health issues has proven successful at Indiana University Bloomington (IU), according to researchers. National nonprofit organization Bring...

Inconsistent Mental Healthcare at Community Colleges Harms a Vulnerable Student Population

In August 2017, just as the Houston Community College System’s 20 campuses were poised to start the fall semester, Hurricane Harvey dumped more than...

Revised List of Mental Health Disorders Affects Transgender, Higher Education Community

The World Health Organization (WHO) approved several major revisions to its list of diagnosable medical conditions, known as the International Classification of Diseases and...

College Students Form Their Own Advocacy Groups to Shape Mental Health...

Students attending college right out of high school face the daunting reality of taking on new challenges at an age when mental health issues...