Mental health

When Student Writing Could be a Red Flag

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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

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

Taking Their Medicine

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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

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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

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

Scars in the Classroom

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

The Psychiatric Pharmacist Will See You Now

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

Redefining Suicide Risk -- and Prevention Strategy

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

The Mental Health of Students and Non-Students

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Major national study finds that disorders are widespread -- and treatment is not -- for those who are 19-25, regardless of their enrollment status.

Rules Seek to Clarify FERPA

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Post-Virginia Tech, Education Department wants to assure colleges about the student information they can release.


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