Colleges and universities are not isolated from the complexities of today’s world and today’s student arrives on campus with similarly complex mental health and well-being concerns. Colleges and universities consistently report an increase in both the number of students with mental health problems and the complexity and severity of issues. If left untreated, these problems impact students’ emotional and social development as well as their academic success and retention. Mental health and well-being are precursors to meaningful learning, making it critical for institutions of higher education to develop services that are accessible to students while removing stigma from help seeking behaviors.
Student affairs administrators, faculty, resident directors, and counselors are often on the front lines with distressed students, and they - along with many other campus constituencies - are searching for ways to best serve students' individual needs and those of the student body as a whole. Because mental health issues present in various campus settings and they affect not just the individual student but the campus as a whole, successful approaches require collaboration between campus departments and between a college and the local community.
Attend this conference to:
Evaluate the scope of student mental health problems on campus and better understand current trends and issues within student mental health;
Discover and compare ideas to promote increased access and education to mental health services for students;
Engage in conversations about innovative and effective programming to support student mental health;
Understand the keys to successful cross-campus collaboration in mental health services;
Explore ways in which mental health intersects with both violence prevention and response and substance abuse on campus to develop and enhance prevention, intervention and response.
Continuing Education will be available at this conference. Click here for more information on Continuing Education and frequently asked questions.