While life is starting to return to normal after more than two years of instability caused by a global pandemic, it’s no secret that campus administrators are seeing a mental health crisis at their institutions.
In fact, the most recent findings from the American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment show that about 50 percent of student respondents reported having moderate psychological distress, while more than 20 percent reported having serious psychological distress. This can have a serious impact on retention, academic success, and career readiness.
We are providing a variety of valuable and complementary resources for practitioners and administrators that can help change student and employee behaviors regarding mental health and well-being.
Many institutions are supporting student mental health by implementing effective initiatives on campus that encourage faculty, staff, and students to better assess their mental health, promote available resources on campus, and how to seek out help. We have provided a few of our favorite practices below:
It’s important to focus on mental health throughout the entire academic year to better understand how your current efforts are impacting faculty, staff, and students and to find areas where you can improve.
Mental Health Awareness | Upcoming Webinar
On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 2:00 PM (ET) | 11:00 AM (PT), join us for a webinar with Dr. Jennifer A. King, Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Center on Trauma and Adversity in the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University who will share the impact of stress on physical and mental well-being, as well as key strategies for leaders to implement on campus.
The New Landscape for Student Well-Being | White Paper
This comprehensive, research-driven assessment provides unprecedented insights on the coronavirus outbreak having a dramatic psychological effect on college students, students experiencing some challenges to their mental health and well-being during the pandemic, and college and university leaders looking for new approaches to engage students and make their institutions more welcoming and safer.
An Evidence-Informed Curriculum to Support Student Mental Health and Wellness | White Paper
As institutions of higher education seek to educate the whole student, they must also explore ways in which they can provide skills training to foster mental well-being and encourage seeking support. This white paper discusses how the best approaches are rounded in evidence that has been validated by existing research on effective prevention practice.
College Student Mental Health & Well-Being Training
Our mental well-being online course helps learners practice self-care strategies, recognize when they or their peers are in distress, and take action to find additional support.
It covers the following topics:
Mental Well-Being Training for Faculty & Staff
Mental Well-Being for Faculty and Staff is an interactive, mobile-first learning solution that gives your organization the ability to deliver health and wellness education to your communities — wherever they are.
It covers the following topics: