Mental health

Rules Seek to Clarify FERPA

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

On Mental Health, an Online Tool

Imagine a computer simulation where the goal is to identify and refer mentally distressed students. How to train the "gatekeepers?"

Mental Health on Campus

25% of students receiving mental health services have seriously considered suicide, according to new national study.

Reaching Students Who Don't Report Depression

SAN FRANCISCO -- Among the greatest frustrations of campus mental health professionals is that those who need help the most may never seek out services that are available. “If you talk to college counseling directors about those on their campuses who have committed suicide, most of them never entered their centers," said Henry Chung, to many nods here, at a session at the annual meeting of the American College Health Association.

Growing and Adjusting Abroad

Research explores impact of short-term study abroad, and factors that put foreign students at risk of cultural adjustment problems.

Curbing College Gambling

New report proposes policies to curb and treat students' underage and excessive gaming.

Help for Haitian Students

Colleges in New York City and Miami rush to provide counseling and other services to large populations of students affected by last week’s earthquake.

Looking for Help

Campus counseling centers report a 16% increase in last year in students seeking assistance.

Another Campus Grieves

Murder of 3 professors, apparently by a colleague, stuns U. of Alabama at Huntsville.

A 'Suicide School'?

Of all the things Cornell University wants to be known for, suicide isn’t among them. And yet, after years of trying to shake the image that it’s a “suicide school,” as one official called it Monday, recent deaths have made it difficult not to associate the upstate New York institution with an above-average suicide rate.


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