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Oct 19, 2016
Struggling to meet the rising demand for mental health services on campuses, colleges turn to online platforms and text messaging services. Experts are divided on the effectiveness of these approaches.

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October 19, 2016

Struggling to meet the rising demand for mental health services on campuses, colleges turn to online platforms and text messaging services. Experts are divided on the effectiveness of these approaches.

June 3, 2016

Driven by greater student demand, colleges expand access to mental health services by embedding counselors in residence halls and creating 24-hour hotlines.

April 26, 2016

For their departing gift to the university, seniors at Penn State created an endowment for the university's counseling center to expand mental health services they found wanting.

February 19, 2016

It's widely known that doctors and health professions students suffer from high rates of depression, but their busy schedules and the stigma surrounding mental health still prevent many from seeking help.

January 5, 2016

Colleges and universities should implement orientation seminars to educate new students about available resources and support systems concerning mental health, argues Sarah Lyon.

January 5, 2016

The people on campuses most responsible for students' psychological and emotional well-being -- faculty members and advisers -- have not been provided with the approaches and tools needed to meet the growing challenges.

October 9, 2015

The family of a black Harvard graduate who committed suicide creates an organization in his honor that seeks to "improve the support for the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color."

July 28, 2015

New Jersey lawmaker wants to require colleges to disclose each year how many students attempt take their own lives, and how many succeed. Mental health experts fear consequences of the idea.

February 12, 2015

Two campuses that have been praised for their mental health services struggle to respond to multiple student suicides in the same academic year.

January 20, 2015

Recent court cases, including a discrimination settlement at Quinnipiac University, suggest that colleges have to consider alternatives to forcing a student with a mental health condition to withdraw. 

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