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Overwhelmed : the real campus mental-health crisis and new models for well-being / Sarah Brown.

By: Brown, Sarah [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, DC : The Chronicle of Higher Education, [2020]Copyright date: �2020Description: 46 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeUniform titles: Chronicle of Higher Education. Subject(s): College students -- Mental health | College students -- Health and hygiene | College students -- Mental health services | Well-being | College students -- Health and hygiene | College students -- Mental health | College students -- Mental health services | Well-beingDDC classification: 378.19713 Summary: "The prevalence of anxiety and depression is on the rise across the country, particularly among young people. College students of all ages are more distressed than ever before, and increasing shares are enrolling with mental-health histories in terms of diagnoses, treatment, and medication. But that is not the real campus mental-health crisis. The crisis is that the traditional model of providing services is broken. More and more overwhelmed students are seeking help, overwhelming their colleges. Even with growing staffs, counselling centers cannot keep up. Meanwhile, troubled students are left with unmet needs. This Chronical report explores how to handle the surging demand for mental-health services, fulfill legal obligations, and make well-being a campus-wide priority. The work of identifying problems and offering help can't fall solely to the counseling center. The report shows how centers can expedite the intake process while expanding and clarifying options like teletherapy. And it examines how new facilities and resources - like meditation rooms, workshops, apps, and courses - can help students deal with underlying issues from loneliness to trauma and to build resilience. Not all moves are costly. And providing that support creates the kind of environment where a diverse population of students can succeed, academically and otherwise."-- Provided by publisher.
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"The prevalence of anxiety and depression is on the rise across the country, particularly among young people. College students of all ages are more distressed than ever before, and increasing shares are enrolling with mental-health histories in terms of diagnoses, treatment, and medication. But that is not the real campus mental-health crisis. The crisis is that the traditional model of providing services is broken. More and more overwhelmed students are seeking help, overwhelming their colleges. Even with growing staffs, counselling centers cannot keep up. Meanwhile, troubled students are left with unmet needs. This Chronical report explores how to handle the surging demand for mental-health services, fulfill legal obligations, and make well-being a campus-wide priority. The work of identifying problems and offering help can't fall solely to the counseling center. The report shows how centers can expedite the intake process while expanding and clarifying options like teletherapy. And it examines how new facilities and resources - like meditation rooms, workshops, apps, and courses - can help students deal with underlying issues from loneliness to trauma and to build resilience. Not all moves are costly. And providing that support creates the kind of environment where a diverse population of students can succeed, academically and otherwise."-- Provided by publisher.

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