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College Mental Health

Do College Students Care More About Mental Health Than Administrators?

Ross Szabo | Posted 05.30.2016 | College
Ross Szabo

Non-profit organizations have been created to help college administrations better respond to mental health challenges.

Woman Launches Hunger Strike Over How Princeton Handled Her Disability

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics

"I think differently, I process differently," Rachel Barr wrote in her application to become a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University. She was accept...

Unconventional Reflections of a Penn State Graduate

Jordan Reabold | Posted 04.11.2016 | College
Jordan Reabold

My undergraduate career at Penn State began in August 2012. Move-in day was predictably chaotic, but the busyness of unpacking and meeting others in m...

Why The Huffington Post Is Going On A Sleep Tour On College Campuses

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.08.2016 | College

Arianna Huffington, founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, is starting a somewhat unusual book tour Friday, traveling to college campuses...

Could Unlearning Help Our College Mental Health Crisis?

Kristen Lee | Posted 03.14.2016 | College
Kristen Lee

We have a great deal of unlearning to do. We must think with as much care and caution as humanly possible. We are filled with far too much bias and centric ways, leading to inaccurate judgments and decisions.

More Proof College Students Face A Burnout Problem

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.13.2016 | College

An increasing number of college students are seeking help for mental health issues, at a rate outpacing the growth in enrollment by five-fold, a new r...

Why College Students Feel Guilty for Being Healthy

Jacqueline Gualtieri | Posted 11.29.2015 | College
Jacqueline Gualtieri

Last night, I was sitting in my dorm with the covers pulled up to my neck. I started by watching one episode of "House," then suddenly found myself wa...

Why Mental Health Should Be Supported on College Campuses

Ryan Hirsch | Posted 07.27.2016 | 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 Universi...

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

Heather Parrie | Posted 07.14.2016 | 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.

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 ano...

Tyler Kingkade

55 Colleges Plan Review Of Mental Health Programs On Campus | 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....