Posts Tagged ‘college’

There is a real challenge in evaluating programs like gatekeeper training. The first issue is how to define success or impact of the program. Read article here.

According to a 2012 survey from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, more than 62% of students with mental health problems who withdraw from college decide to leave because of those problems. “That percentage is a sign that we’re not doing a very good job for some students,” said Darcy Guttadaro, the director of the Child and Adolescent Action Center at NAMI, in Inside Higher Ed. “It’s no longer OK for schools to just not address [mental health] issues.” Read article here.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) conducted a national survey of college students living with mental health conditions to learn about their experiences in school. NAMI designed the survey to hear directly from students about whether schools are meeting their needs and what improvements are needed to support their academic experience. Read article here.

Academic decline, or problems in school, may be a sign of depression in some children. Of course, not all problems in school are linked to depression, and not all depressed children have significant problems in school, either.

How Does Depression Interfere With Academic Performance? Read article here.

As we mourn victims of the latest tragedy in which the accused is a college student, our educational system needs to seriously consider requiring high school and college students, staff and faculty to learn about the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses. Read article here.

Many school officials react in exactly the wrong ways when one of their students completes suicide. Without the proper knowledge and resources, many school administrators may implement strategies that could actually increase the risk of suicide among students. Read article here.