Mental health

Recent suicide by professor sparks renewed discussions about access to mental-health services for faculty members

A death this week leads to renewed discussions about academics and mental health.

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.

Northwestern professors urged to put information about mental health services on syllabi

Northwestern U Faculty Senate passes resolution encouraging professors to put information about mental health services on their syllabi.

Colleges expand access to mental health services on campus

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

New Jersey legislation would require colleges to disclose campus suicides

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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.

Several students commit suicide at Tulane, Appalachian State

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

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.

Are reports of bullying by female coaches increasing, or just more concerning?

Recent allegations at several universities have some worried that one of the worst parts of men's college athletics is now a problem in some women's programs.

Before a suicide, OCR again tells colleges not to remove self-threatening students

Amid persisting confusion about when colleges can involuntarily remove a self-threatening student, Education Department again signals it's not permissible -- in an investigation that ends in a student's suicide.

Counseling center directors face troubled students, overburdened staff

Counseling center patients are struggling with familiar issues at slightly different levels, but some suggest the long increase of mental health problems among students may be peaking.

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