Mental health

Looking for Help

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Campus counseling centers report a 16% increase in last year in students seeking assistance.

Another Campus Grieves

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Murder of 3 professors, apparently by a colleague, stuns U. of Alabama at Huntsville.

A 'Suicide School'?

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Of all the things Cornell University wants to be known for, suicide isn’t among them. And yet, after years of trying to shake the image that it’s a “suicide school,” as one official called it Monday, recent deaths have made it difficult not to associate the upstate New York institution with an above-average suicide rate.

Aim High Without Fear

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New research discounts idea that those who aspire to a college degree and fail to attain one will suffer psychological damage.

Stability in Student Mental Health

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The alarming spike in demand for mental health services on college campuses that began about a decade ago appears to be leveling off, a just-released survey of counseling center directors suggests.

The Report a College Didn't Want Read

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A set of documents that a Wyoming community college tried to bar a local newspaper from publishing were made public Wednesday, and indicate that the college’s president mishandled a response to the suicidal behaviors of a student while leading a 2008 class trip to Costa Rica.

'When College Is Not the Best Time'

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We've all heard the clichéd description of college as "the best years of your life." For those of us whose undergraduate years are a distant memory, the idea may seem ludicrous -- or, at least, too demoralizing to entertain -- but there's no denying that college students tend to enjoy an unusually high ratio of freedom to responsibility, and that many high schoolers come to anticipate a positively Elysian experience.

U.S. Hits Hard on Bullying

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In wake of incidents at Rutgers and elsewhere, Education Department stakes out expansive view of anti-discrimination laws.

Could Anyone Have Done More?

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Community college experts question the second-guessing of Pima's handling of Jared Lee Loughner.

Stressed, Yet Hopeful

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Though new freshmen reported record-low levels of emotional health in an annual survey, they're more driven than ever and more optimistic than they've been in three decades.

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