Friday, January 27, 2023

Tag: college students and mental health

Informed Consent, or Lack Thereof in My Psychiatric Experience

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After telling my psychotherapist about my medication-fueled suicidal ideation, he said, “You have two options. We can do this either voluntarily or involuntarily.” Aghast and shaken, but assuming everyone in the medical system had my best interests at heart, I reluctantly agreed to go to the hospital without any protest.

Student Counseling Services: Do They Really Help the ‘Mentally Ill’?

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I used to think that the counseling center would help me to resolve my inner conflicts. That visiting the center would do some good for me. I have since realized that most mainstream “mental health” is more damaging than helpful. These days if student counselors see any problem with a student visiting the center, they send him or her to see a psychiatrist.

Feeling Suicidal, College Students Are Told to Go Home

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From The New York Times: "When Harrison Fowler heard about the counseling center at Stanford, where he enrolled as a freshman last fall, he...

Mentally Ill Students Say Universities are Leaving Them Behind

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"When Stanford student 'Emily W.' attempted suicide in 2013, a representative of the elite California university 'told her she was "a liability," and "people...

Students With Mental Health Conditions Find Support at BU

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From STAT: For the past three years, Boston University has offered one of the few programs in the nation dedicated to teaching students who have...

Self-Compassion Course Supports College Students to Support Themselves

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New research on a brief self-compassion focused course aimed at the college students.

Students Sue Oxford University for Mental Health Discrimination

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From Express: Catherine Dance, a 24-year-old law graduate, is suing Oxford University's Jesus College for refusing to grant accommodations for her mental health disability and forcing...

If Money can Make you Happy, can Debt Make you Sad?

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From Aeon: While research shows that having financial resources contributes to our happiness and satisfaction, borrowing money and being in debt add to our dissatisfaction and...

High University Debts Cause Students Mental Health Problems

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From The Independent: Debts accumulated during university years are so high that students are suffering from mental health problems. A recent survey found that three-quarters...

“The Myth of the Ever-More-Fragile College Student”

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“The point, overall, is that given the dizzying array of possible factors at work here, it’s much too pat a story to say that kids are getting more 'fragile' as a result of some cultural bugaboo,” Jesse Singal writes in response to the flurry of recent think pieces decrying the weakened resolve of today's college students.