Understanding and Helping Your Students in Distress
- Wednesday, January 15, 2014 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
- JC Kellam Administration Building Room 1100
Over the past several years, college campuses across the nation have experienced a consistent, dramatic increase in the number of students with severe mental health problems. The situation has become so prevalent that it has been documented in national news headlines, stimulated national conferences, and prompted federal legislation to address the issue. Why is this happening and what are the implications for the college campus?
This program will examine the changing trends in college student mental health and why it has important implications for the campus learning environment. The program will cover issues such as factors contributing to the changing student mental health trend; how to recognize and respond to students who may be suffering from mental health problems; how to refer students for help; how the increasing severity of mental health problems affects the campus learning environment; and how the challengs of student mental health problems are exacerbated by the status of mental health care in America.
- Professional Development
- Common Experience
- Faculty, Staff