Mental health

The Other Mental Health Crisis

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Ten percent of graduate and professional students at Berkeley have contemplated suicide.

Lifeline for Grad Students

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For five years, graduate students facing stress or feeling suicidal have had a hotline that they could call 24/7.

On Monday, the founders of the hotline announced that they had turned it over to another group. While about 50 universities have publicized the service, many others have declined to do so because it was created by a religious organization, the Campus Crusade for Christ. The hotline organizers decided it would be best to find a secular home for the hotline, so it could reach more people.

Suicide Risk

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The percentage of students who try to kill themselves may be increasing, a new study suggests.

'Engagement,' Depression and Drugs

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The more students are "engaged" in their academic work, the less likely they are to drink heavily or abuse drugs. But academic engagement does not seem to have any effect, positively or negatively, on students' overall mental health, although it does seem to add to the level of stress they feel.

Drawing Attention to Depression

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American Psychiatric Association begins information campaign aimed specifically at college students.

Different Kinds of Diversity

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Counseling centers are urged to pay more attention to subgroups of students whose needs may not have been considered previously.

Not So Confidential Counseling

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Experts fear plan at George Washington U. to have psychologists share some information on students with administrators.

Hurricane on the Brain

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Study documents psychological strain on students displaced by Katrina.

Counseling Crisis

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Colleges face legal backlash when they bar students who report suicidal feelings or other serious psychological problems.

After a Suicide

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One college's officials describe the grief, the duties and the debates after a student took his own life in a highly visible way.

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