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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...

Are Pharmacy Schools One Key to Lowering the Suicide Rate?

U.S. suicide rates have increased dramatically in the last two decades — almost 30 percent, according to a recent report from the Centers for...

New Framework Guides Institutions in Supporting Mental Health Needs of Students...

According to a joint report by The Steve Fund (TSF) and The Jed Foundation (JED) — two national nonprofit organizations that seek to promote...

The Steve Fund Promotes Mental Health of Students of Color Via...

African American and Hispanic students are not only more likely than their white peers to feel overwhelmed in college, but are also less inclined...

INSIGHT Welcomes The Steve Fund as New Partner

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is proud to announce its partnership with The Steve Fund (TSF), a national nonprofit that supports the mental health and...

Concern Over Transgender Students’ Health Increases Following Reversal of Title IX...

Civil rights groups, health experts, and state officials are warning that the Trump administration’s decision last Wednesday to reverse Title IX protections for transgender...

Increased Demand for Mental Health Services Indicates Greater Acceptance, But Schools...

In the past five years, student demand for mental health services on college campuses in the U.S. has grown at more than five times...

Black Students and Mental Health: An Emerging, Unseen Crisis

In a recent article we wrote, titled “Reimagining Critical Race Theory in Education: Mental Health Healing and the Pathway to Liberatory Praxis,” we argue...