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College Mental Health

Stop Telling Students They're Messed Up and Start Doing Something About It

Ross Szabo | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Ross Szabo

From age 5, students learn about what they should eat, how much they should exercise, the kinds of diseases/problems that can occur and how they can become stronger. We can easily do the same with mental health.

The College Admission Frenzy, Greek Life Gone Wild and Income Inequality

Dr. Victor Schwartz | Posted 03.29.2015 | College
Dr. Victor Schwartz

As this divide becomes more stark and difficult to bridge, it would seem likely that there is erosion in the sense of connectedness with others unlike oneself. Communities become either more homogenous or more disconnected.

MIT Students' Deaths Prompt Soul-Searching And Lighter Workloads

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 03.19.2015 | College

Some instructors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are pushing back due dates on assignments, canceling classes and making certain tests op...

Tyler Kingkade

College Students Are More Depressed And Alone Than Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.09.2015 | College

College freshmen are spending less time with friends than ever, a survey released Thursday shows, a shift that experts say may reflect declining menta...

Tyler Kingkade

UC Santa Barbara Gets New Help For Mental Health From Shooting Rampage

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.13.2015 | College

The Education Department announced Tuesday it will give the University of California, Santa Barbara a grant of nearly $570,000 to assist with mental h...

Tyler Kingkade

Mental Health Group Releases Guide For Colleges Dealing With Suicides

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.19.2014 | College

This week the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance unveiled a first-of-its-kind "Postvention Guide" to help colleges respond to suicides on campus....

College Applicants: What Matters Is Not What You Think!

Dr. Victor Schwartz | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Dr. Victor Schwartz

Stop worrying about getting into that special elite school. Take a deep breath. It will not make as much difference as you think. There are plenty of schools at which you will receive an excellent and well-rounded education.

Mental Health and The Whiny Generation

Laura Thompson | Posted 12.23.2014 | College
Laura Thompson

While I can accept that some of their critiques have solid foundations -- I love selfies and have now switched most of my newspaper and magazine subscriptions over to my iPad -- I won't stand by and watch an entire generation be labeled "whiny."

Tyler Kingkade

Using College Mental Health Services Can Lead To Students Getting Removed From Campus

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.14.2014 | College

Rachel Williams restarted her collegiate career in fall 2013, but that wasn't her decision. As a freshman who had dealt with severe bulimia and a...

Tyler Kingkade

55 Colleges Plan Review Of Mental Health Programs On Campus

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.01.2014 | College

Fifty-five colleges and universities have signed on to participate in a program run by two prominent nonprofits to examine how well the schools are ha...

New York University's Suicide Response Examined Through The Years

Washington Square News | Posted 10.02.2014 | College

When walking into the atrium of Bobst Library, the history of NYU’s struggle with student deaths is inescapable. The golden, cage-like panels that c...

The Ivy League, Mental Illness, And The Meaning of Life

The Atlantic | Posted 08.19.2014 | College

The former Yale English professor William Deresiewicz stirred up quite a storm earlier this month with his New Republic essay “Don’t Send Your Kid...

The Tragedy Of Madison Holleran And Suicides At Penn

Philly Mag | Posted 06.17.2014 | College

What shocked everyone is what happened next. On January 17, 2014, just as her second semester got under way, Madison Holleran trekked about a mile and...

Try To Watch This And Not Start Smiling A Little

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.20.2014 | College

A bunch of students gathered recently on the University of Delaware's campus and just laughed. But there was a good reason for doing so. Keep Calm ...

AUDIO: To Fight The Stigma Around Mental Illness, A Student Shares Her Story

Chronicle Of Higher Education | Posted 05.13.2014 | College

Trisha Luengen, 21, thought she had her depression and suicidal thoughts under control—until she got to college. After seeking help, she joined Ask....

Tyler Kingkade

Student Advocates Skeptical About Ivy League University's Mental Health Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.19.2014 | College

Students at the University of Pennsylvania pushing for better mental health care on campus expressed skepticism that the school is moving quickly enou...

How Students With Mental Illness Can Prepare For College

us news | Briana Boyington | Posted 03.26.2014 | College

This piece comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. College is a major transition for all students, but...

The Ivy League Has A Sleeping Problem

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 08.20.2014 | College

It seems there aren't enough hours in the day for students at Ivy League Schools. From getting good grades, to finding the perfect job and to maintain...

The Ivy League's Sleep Problem

Bustle | Posted 03.10.2014 | College

As I write this, I’m deep in the throes of a bout of insomnia. They’re cyclical for me: two or three weeks of light, relatively normal sleep — f...

Addressing the Issue of Mental Health on College Campuses

Amanda Golden | Posted 08.20.2014 | College
Amanda Golden

Regardless of the size of the institution or its location, college students are dealing with immense stresses that are leading to unhealthy outcomes. And it cannot be comforting that these kinds of problems are not isolated, but rather recognized by students nation-wide.

Tyler Kingkade

Ivy League School Examines Stress On Campus After Student Suicides

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.19.2014 | College

The University of Pennsylvania on Wednesday announced a task force to examine stress and mental health on the Philadelphia campus, still mourning two ...

How Colleges Flunk Mental Health

Newsweek | Posted 02.11.2014 | College

One night in 2012, alone in his dorm room at Princeton University, Dan downed 20 Trazodone, his prescribed antidepressant. He had recently switched me...

Binge Drinking Makes Symptoms Of This Disorder Worse

Posted 01.25.2014 | College

Students with post-traumatic stress disorder are more likely drink large amounts of alcohol than those without the condition, a new study from the Uni...

You Don't Have to be Strong: Mental Health on College Campuses

Eva Shang | Posted 08.20.2014 | College
Eva Shang

When we establish weakness and vulnerability as taboo subjects, we dam up any recourse for students suffering from mental health problems.

The Dark Side of Studying Abroad -- and How to Address It

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 05.11.2013 | College
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

Scholastic duty of care is a dynamic responsibility. So what can we do to mitigate the ongoing collision of a new and culturally rewarding experience with the stress of a new environment?