Mental health

Pace of hiring at counseling centers lags behind spike in student problems

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Counseling center directors report that budgets and hiring levels are on the rise -- but staff still struggle to keep pace with an influx of students with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.

Are reports of bullying by female coaches increasing, or just more concerning?

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Recent allegations at several universities have some worried that one of the worst parts of men's college athletics is now a problem in some women's programs.

Before a suicide, OCR again tells colleges not to remove self-threatening students

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Amid persisting confusion about when colleges can involuntarily remove a self-threatening student, Education Department again signals it's not permissible -- in an investigation that ends in a student's suicide.

Counseling center directors face troubled students, overburdened staff

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Counseling center patients are struggling with familiar issues at slightly different levels, but some suggest the long increase of mental health problems among students may be peaking.

Counselor faculty consultations on rise since Virginia Tech

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Five years after the tragic killings at Virginia Tech, counseling centers report that they are much more likely than in the past to hear from professors who are worried about a student.

AUCCCD survey shows some progress, same struggles for college counseling centers

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Staff see some improvements in the state of counseling centers and the students they treat, but struggle to deal with core issues.

Recent shifts highlight complexity of counseling and parental notification

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For counselors, knowing whether to inform parents that their child might be suicidal is hard, and -- following a handful of recent developments -- getting harder.

Potential loosening of parental notification laws for students with mental health problems

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Proposed legislation could loosen restrictions on parental notification regarding students in mental health crises, but some worry about the privacy rights of students.

Increasing number of universities are creating international health, safety and security-related positions

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As universities increase the numbers of students they send abroad and the diversity of program locales, a growing number of institutions are creating full-time international health, safety and security-related positions.

Survey shows growth in counseling services at 2-year colleges

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Survey of two-year-college centers shows increases in staffing and greater , but continued straining to keep up with student mental health needs and demands.

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