Counseling

Survey finds higher prevalence of depression among students and difficulties accessing mental health care during pandemic

A new survey found students had difficulty accessing mental health care and experienced higher rates of depression after the pandemic began, prompting calls for a broad response from colleges.

Oakton community college builds faculty-student relationships to increase persistence

Illinois community college sees results from encouraging faculty members to meet one-on-one with students to increase persistence, adding extra pressure on instructors to build relationships with their students.

Anxiety and depression are the primary concerns for students seeking counseling services

Survey of campus counseling centers finds increased demand for services, as well as additional positions and more diversity in hiring.

Outsourced employee-style counseling can work for first-generation college students

Outsourced counseling designed as an employee benefit helps low-income students succeed in college, the Dell Scholars Program finds, and colleges may be following suit.

Is the admissions process broken for Chinese students?

At conference on overseas admissions, discussions focus on whether widespread reports about application fraud are leaving those who are honest feeling they have to cheat.

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

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.

Law may contribute to advising overload at California's community colleges

Some California community colleges have 1,700 students per academic adviser. But a state law designed to protect faculty jobs may help prevent the hiring of more counselors.

Counselor faculty consultations on rise since Virginia Tech

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.

Mental health support systems for coping with pandemic

Displaced college students and faculty members look to each other for support and understanding at a time of anxiety and uncertainty.

Authors argue being outdoors improves college students' mental health

In their new book, a professor and a counseling center director show how being outdoors can improve students' mental health at little cost to colleges.

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