Writing in The Chronicle of Higher Education, an expert on mental health and disability calls on faculty to establish clear lines of communication with students and seek institutional support.
Despite efforts to return to normal after the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more college students are saying they have considered temporarily withdrawing from their programs.
The combination of stressors faced by student-athletes can increase their risk for mental health challenges that jeopardize their academic success, as well as their competitive edge. Hiring diverse athletics staff, encouraging openness, and building a culture of care can help, experts say.
Facing an ongoing mental health crisis among college students, higher education institutions are ensuring faculty and staff are equipped to support student wellbeing and help those confronting mental health challenges.
Seeing a need for more expansive pastoral care, some colleges’ religious groups are adding mental health services and connecting students with culturally sensitive support.
LGBTQ+ students who have access to on-campus mental health support and services are significantly less likely to attempt suicide, according to a survey by The Trevor Project.
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.