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College Students Mental Health

Ten Ways to Soften Spring Break

Beverly Low | Posted 05.14.2014 | College
Beverly Low

Write a thank you note -- not a text or email message. Even if you're lounging poolside in Cancun, buy a postcard and show your gratitude to at least one person.

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.

April Showers, May Showers

Bijan A. Stephen | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
Bijan A. Stephen

I want us to renew ourselves this season. I want us to pay attention to the problems that so often lurk beneath the surface and bring them aboveground. I want us to help others to help themselves. I want us to do this for the springtime.

Schizophrenia At School: Why Students Can't Find Help

Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living

An anonymous op-ed in the Harvard Crimson criticizes the College for failing to aid students with mental illness. If Harvard can't take the lead on...

National Day Without Stigma

Alison Malmon | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Alison Malmon

This Oct. 9, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, Active Minds chapters across the country will gather on their campuses for National Day Without Stigma.

How to Prevent Your Ivy League Child From Getting Suicidal

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Dr. Ali Binazir

Novelty is stressful. So a barrage of novelty is a barrage of stress. Nothing has prepared them for this, even if their high school had 'college preparatory' in its name.

More College Students Suffer From Mental Illness: Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a recently released study, more students today are diagnosed with and receive medication for mental illness. The Los Angeles Times repor...

Ten Percent Of College Students Seek Counseling, Survey Says

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The alarming spike in demand for mental health services on college campuses that began about a decade ago appears to be leveling off, a just-released ...