Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: campus counseling

Interview: Moving Toward a Human Rights Approach to Student Mental Health

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Psychologist Jim Probert of the University of Florida's student counseling center explains why "Our goal is not to take the steering wheel out of the person's hands."

Universities Outsource Mental Health Services

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From The Guardian: "Unable to keep up with rising demand,  are rebranding their mental health student support as 'wellbeing' services. Some universities plan to maintain...

An “Epidemic of Anguish” on College Campuses?

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The Chronicle of Education has called the soaring rates of anxiety and depression among college student an “Epidemic of Anguish.” PBS interviews Jennifer Ruark, the editor of the Chronicle series, and Micky Sharma, the director of counseling at Ohio State University. Ruark reports that about “1 in 4 students reporting to campus counseling centers now are already on some kind of psychotropic medication.” Sharma adds that “just because a student is crying does not mean he or she needs psychotherapy. Sometimes that’s actually the type of emotional response that I would want to see.”