More than one in three college students say they are “quiet quitting,” or disengaging from academic work to achieve a better school/life balance. Experts say the trend could reflect pandemic-era disruptions and a need for more mental health support.
Colleges and universities are encouraging early mental health screening and supporting the re-entry of students who take a medical leave of absence.
The U.S. Department of Education this month urged colleges and universities to consider spending federal coronavirus relief funding on mental health resources and services.
A growing number of college students are registering with disability services for psychological conditions, prompting new efforts to address students’ short- and long-term needs.
The death of a Stanford University star soccer player, the fourth student at the university to die by suicide in the last 13 months, has renewed questions about how colleges are addressing student mental health.
Facing increased demand for mental health services and a shortage of providers, colleges are exploring ways to extend scarce counseling resources and increase student support.
Georgetown recently announced new telemental health programs for all degree-seeking students, staff, and faculty to complement the university’s existing mental health resources.