Monday, January 30, 2023

Tag: mental health on college campuses

Project LETS: Building Peer-Led Mental Health Alternatives on Campus

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Founder and Executive Director Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu talks about the organization's work to support struggling students and end discrimination against them.

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...

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...

A Mental Health Crisis is the True Cost of University Marketization

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From Red Pepper: University students are facing unprecedented rates of mental health crises due to a combination of financial insecurity and ever-increasing academic pressure. "Meanwhile, our futures...

Colleges Get Proactive in Addressing Depression on Campus

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From The New York Times: The number of college students with mental health concerns is rapidly increasing, straining many universities' mental health and counseling centers. Colleges...

Financial Difficulties Facing College Students Lead to Mental Health Issues

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A new study published open-access this month in Community Mental Health Journal finds that the increased financial difficulties facing college students lead to greater...

“Sweat is the Best Antidepressant”

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The University of Toronto recently opened a Mental Health and Physical Activity Research Centre to work with individual students, and to study the link...

“MIT Students Turn Their Brainpower Toward Suicide Prevention”

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After seven suicides in two years, students have come together to develop community building interventions including a texting hotline, artificial light boxes, and conversation...