Mental Health

The Mental Health Focus Area supports ongoing efforts to address the mental health issues that students face. As the stigma surrounding mental health continues to dwindle, student affairs practitioners will continually be facing and adapting to new challenges. NASPA provides support for those individuals in the form of specialized conference experiences, Knowledge Communities, and extensive research on the subject.

Mental Health
Publications

Mental Health
Initiatives & Awards

Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on College Campuses
Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on College Campuses logo
Postvention provides professionals with predetermined strategies and responses in the wake of a death or crisis on campus.
CU Thrive
CU Thrive logo
CU Thrive is a program built specifically for college students to help them explore, understand, and share their unique college experiences.
Just In Case
Just In Case App is for suicide prevention

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    Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Black colleges swept up in for-profit crackdown find relief from DeVos; Promises of swift, radical change; Possible rules for athletes with history of sexual violence; Title IX failures; Queer student counseling.

    Posted on January 21, 2018 at 12:04 PM by NASPA Blog
  • Crumbling Foundations and Fraying Nets: Intersections of Public Policy & Mental Health on Campus

    While mental health is arguably one of the most prominent issues student affairs professionals engage with on a day-to-day basis, ranging from student needs to maintain or manage existing mental illness or stress to providing outlets and avenues for promotion of mental wellness, it is almost invisible in state and federal policymaking. In this post by Teri Lyn Hinds, NASPA's Director of Policy Research and Advocacy discusses how state and federal policy conversations can add to the mental distress and strain for many students. Despite this, it is rare to see legislation specifically address the growing mental health demands (or the costs of those demands) facing campuses. Policies implemented or being considered nationally in the past year would reverse the gains made to strengthen our general public health and mental health safety nets afforded by the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion in many states. This erosion comes at a time when students are bombarded on all dimensions of health and wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, occupational, and financial.

    Posted on January 18, 2018 at 10:22 AM by RPI Blog
  • Including Students with Learning Disabilities

    Welcome to the DKC Presentation about how to include students with disabilities into all aspects of college/university life. The objectives of this presentation are to: Define what a learning disability is Identify areas of learning that can be affected by a learning disability Identify inclusive, non-ableist strategies for including students with learning disabilities

    Posted on January 9, 2018 at 03:44 PM by Disability Knowledge Community
  • 2018 Spring Conferences for BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA

    Each spring, volunteer teams from around the country work to coordinate regional spring conferences. Since regional spring conferences are geographically based, they provide a more personalized and relaxed conference setting. Regional conferences also allow peer education groups to expand on presentations from General Assembly as well as network for future collaborations. Applications to host a spring conference in 2019 are now available. We welcome you to attend any of the regional spring conferences if the location or dates are a better fit.

    Posted on January 4, 2018 at 11:54 AM by NASPA Blog

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