Mental health

Fuzzy Understandings of FERPA

U.S. report on Virginia Tech shootings cites misinformed interpretation of privacy laws as barrier to crisis prevention communication.

Beer, Brotherhood and Guns

Recent incidents point to the potentially tragic presence of weapons at fraternities.

When Student Writing Could be a Red Flag

Virginia Tech's creative writing faculty craft guidelines to help instructors and teaching assistants discern writing that may signal danger from prose that is just disturbing.

Student, Interrupted

An Eastern Illinois student with post-traumatic stress disorder was essentially forced out of college after having a flashback in class.

Taking Their Medicine

The shooter at Northern Illinois U. reportedly had stopped taking his medication. What factors put college and graduate students at risk of defying doctors' orders?

The Mental Health Squeeze

As demand for psychological services continues to rise, some college counseling centers strapped for resources resort to longer waits or shorter appointments.

Predicting and Preventing Campus Violence

Experts in the field gather at Columbia University to discuss school shooters, student suicides and the law, among other topics.

Scars in the Classroom

A new book focuses on students who cut themselves -- and write about it for English class.

The Psychiatric Pharmacist Will See You Now

University of Connecticut takes different tack in responding to growing numbers of students with prescription mental health medications.

Redefining Suicide Risk -- and Prevention Strategy

National study suggests large population of students who consider taking their own lives -- and never seek counseling.

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