Addressing the Unique Mental Health Needs of College Students

Addressing the Unique Mental Health Needs of College Students
Counselor Toolbox for Mental Health...

 
 
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Summary
– To thrive, students need access to services and programs of outreach, education, and prevention that:
– Eliminate fragmentation and improving access to biopsychosocial services
– Recognize patterns in campus life that suggest the presence of mental and behavioral health concerns among individual students, groups of students, or the campus environment itself
– Provide outreach and consultation to prepare all members of the campus community to recognize and respond to students with mental or behavioral health concerns
– Emphasize case-finding—using surveys, presentations, self-assessments, activities, and special events—to identify students whose lack of psychological well-being is interfering with their development, learning, and achievement
– To thrive, students need access to services and programs of outreach, education, and prevention that
– Nurture a supportive tone and attitude about mental health in campus culture to
– challenge stereotypes about mental health problems
– undermine prejudices and stigma about counseling
– provide encouragement to students to reflect on their own mental health and seek services when needed