Counseling

College counseling and health center merger trend worries some staff

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Under increasing stress, more campus health and counseling centers are integrating their services. But the growing trend is causing discontent among some staff.

Counselor faculty consultations on rise since Virginia Tech

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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.

AUCCCD survey shows some progress, same struggles for college counseling centers

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Staff see some improvements in the state of counseling centers and the students they treat, but struggle to deal with core issues.

Recent shifts highlight complexity of counseling and parental notification

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For counselors, knowing whether to inform parents that their child might be suicidal is hard, and -- following a handful of recent developments -- getting harder.

Colleges struggle to provide ongoing treatment as demands for mental health services increases

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Survey suggests that increasing student demand for mental health services -- spurred by prevention and awareness campaigns -- may be leading colleges to focus less on ongoing treatment in order to respond more rapidly to high-risk students.

Using Twitter to aid in career counseling (essay)

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Engagement with diverse students requires that faculty and staff members develop new social-media strategies to reach students, writes Alfreda James.

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Penn State seniors create endowment for mental health services

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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.

Research on mental health struggles of health professions students is clear, but stigma persists

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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.

Report highlights colleges that do poor job of enrolling low-income students

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A new report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy identifies selective colleges that could do better at enrolling and graduating low-income students, while also highlighting the colleges that do a good job with this population.

New organization to study ways to improve mental health services for students of color

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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."

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