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College Mental Health

Why Mental Health Should Be Supported on College Campuses

Ryan Hirsch | Posted 07.27.2015 | College
Ryan Hirsch

Colleges can play an important role in reducing mental health stigma. Peer support services, coordination between on-campus and off-campus providers, and targeted services for more susceptible communities are a few ways to improve care and better support students. Students, along with administrators, can advocate for increased visibility and publicity of mental health issues and resources.

Social Media Is Changing How College Students Deal With Mental Health, For Better Or Worse

The Huffington Post | Riley Griffin | Posted 07.22.2015 | College

When she began her freshman year in 2011, Sydney embarked on a tumultuous transformation. She had been accepted to her “reach school," Duke Univ...

My Semicolon Tattoo Is More Than Art. It's a Reminder to Keep Going

Heather Parrie | Posted 07.14.2015 | Women
Heather Parrie

A semicolon is a place in a sentence where the author has the decision to stop with a period, but chooses not to. A semicolon is a reminder to pause and then keep going. I got this tattoo as a promise to myself that I would never willingly end my sentence.

Fordham, Education Department Sued Over Student's Mental Health Records

AP | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.03.2015 | College

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A graduate student has sued Fordham University, seeking $5 million in damages and saying the college violated her civil rights b...

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

Ross Szabo | Posted 06.29.2015 | 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 05.23.2015 | 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 ...