Mental health

Teletherapy platforms extend reach of college counseling centers

College counseling centers are increasingly relying on platforms that provide virtual therapy services to continue helping students cope with mental health issues during the pandemic and beyond.

Students in great need of mental health support during pandemic

A mountain of troubling data about rising mental health problems has health advocates and providers worried about the need for additional support for struggling students and the ability of colleges to provide it.

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.

No-shows burden counseling center resources

Colleges and students are trying to find a middle ground between the increasing demands for mental health services and the rising costs of providing it.

Mental health is low priority for community colleges

The largest community college in Pennsylvania is eliminating mental health services on campus. Higher ed experts worry more struggling two-year institutions may follow suit.

College presidents prioritizing mental health more than in previous years, new study finds

As cases of student anxiety and depression skyrocket, top university officials are focusing more on these issues, according to a new report.

Indiana lecturer under scrutiny for alleged verbal abuse of mentally disabled employee

An Indiana University lecturer is facing social media backlash after accusations she verbally abused a mentally disabled employee at a local McDonald's.

Florida State launches 'resilience' project to teach students about effects of early trauma

Florida State administrators launch campaign for all 6,000 new students, designed to teach them how to cope with both everyday stressors and early trauma, which is shown to lead to greater health problems.

Campus police officers only in some cases equipped to deal with mental health crises, experts say

Only some college and university police officers are being trained to handle students' mental health crises, experts say.

New study says graduate students' mental health is a "crisis"

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Study finds "strikingly high" rates of depression and anxiety, with many reporting little help or support from supervisors.

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