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College Mental Health

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 | 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 | 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?

Colleges Can Do More to Help Students With Mental Health

Kim Siarkowski Amer | Posted 04.30.2013 | College
Kim Siarkowski Amer

How can we better assist students facing mental health problems in colleges the United States?

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...

Another Tragedy and Another College-aged Shooter

Ross Szabo | Posted 02.17.2013 | College
Ross Szabo

There have been wide scale efforts to educate students and families on other public health crises. It is now time to create effective programs to help young people and everyone involved in their lives learn about mental health.

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.

The Challenges of Preventing Campus Suicides

Dr. Victor Schwartz | Posted 11.25.2012 | College
Dr. Victor Schwartz

Although we have made great strides in many areas of mental health over the past three decades, we have still not made sufficient progress in predicting and preventing suicide.

College Mental Health Screenings Go High-Tech

AP | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living

AP -- Look around a waiting room at a university counseling center and you'll see students wrestling with all sorts of issues: The one who's failing b...

Everyone's Battle: Confronting College Depression

Julia Lurie | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Julia Lurie

As I talk to more and more of my peers and learn about the inner workings of the university's mental health resources, I am confronting an unfortunate reality: there are many students who have or are currently dealing with mental health issues in one way or another.

The Tincture of Time and Talk: Helping Ailing College Students Develop an Emotional Sense of Direction

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
SaraKay Smullens

Emotional health challenges on college campuses today are overwhelming. What is going on? And what can we do about it?

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.

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 ...