Mental health

The Report a College Didn't Want Read

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A set of documents that a Wyoming community college tried to bar a local newspaper from publishing were made public Wednesday, and indicate that the college’s president mishandled a response to the suicidal behaviors of a student while leading a 2008 class trip to Costa Rica.

'When College Is Not the Best Time'

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We've all heard the clichéd description of college as "the best years of your life." For those of us whose undergraduate years are a distant memory, the idea may seem ludicrous -- or, at least, too demoralizing to entertain -- but there's no denying that college students tend to enjoy an unusually high ratio of freedom to responsibility, and that many high schoolers come to anticipate a positively Elysian experience.

U.S. Hits Hard on Bullying

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In wake of incidents at Rutgers and elsewhere, Education Department stakes out expansive view of anti-discrimination laws.

Could Anyone Have Done More?

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Community college experts question the second-guessing of Pima's handling of Jared Lee Loughner.

Stressed, Yet Hopeful

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Though new freshmen reported record-low levels of emotional health in an annual survey, they're more driven than ever and more optimistic than they've been in three decades.

Mental Health, Top of Mind

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Student affairs officials discussed behavioral intervention teams, suicide prevention programs and other sobering realities at annual convention Monday.

Gift Horse or a Good Idea?

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Gambling industry's charitable arm urges colleges to write formal policies that encourage "responsible gaming" on campus -- and offers to show them how.

'Sending Silence Packing'

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Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students and the third-leading cause of death among all youth 15 to 24 years old, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. More than 4,000 people in that age range commit suicide each year.

Eleven hundred of them are college students.

More Patients, Less Pay

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Salaries of female counseling center directors lag those of males, according to an annual survey of directors. And for the first time, more students are being treated for anxiety than for depression.

Student Stress: Whose is Worst?

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Researchers examine patterns, cultures and demographics.

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