Mental health

Department of Education pumps out $100 million to meet growing mental health demand

The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is expected to train more than 14,000 new mental health professionals and distribute another $1 billion over the next five years.

Emotional stress drives 55% of students to consider withdrawing

The yearly rate of students considering withdrawing continues to climb, with emotional stress the main culprit. Those who fare best: students who report supportive faculty and peers as well as access to adequate campus resources.

West Virginia is the latest state to allow concealed guns on campus

West Virginia University and Marshall University presidents E. Gordon Gee and Brad D. Smith signed a joint letter publicly opposing the bill, suggesting campus carry should be decided by the schools' Board of Governors—not the state. 

When tragedy strikes: How you can promote healing for students, faculty and staff

Faculty and staff across the country can be severely impacted by a national tragedy. Seli Fakorzi from TimelyMD provides schools with useful tips on how to facilitate healing.

Attention, please: How to ensure students are engaged in class

The report surveyed over 5,000 students and almost 2,500 college instructors and found that 53% of students are having trouble retaining class material, 55% of undergraduates are struggling to stay interested in their classes, and 66% of instructors find it challenging to keep students engaged.

College students and mental health: Does geography play a role?

Data indicates that students in certain college towns have higher levels of stress than others. The University of California in Berkeley, CA, for example, is known for its reputation as the "workaholic" UC campus, thus making it the most stressed college town in the U.S.

”We cannot out-hire this need”: College counselors are at their limit

As student mental health concerns intensify, high demand is beginning to affect the staff trained to help them, a new report shows.

Mental health remains the top concern for students

TimelyMD's 1,200-student survey reveals mental health to be the top stressor—again— as students enter spring semester.

Holiday stress: 7 reasons students don’t feel merry and bright about winter break

Here's a big winter break paradox: A holiday stress survey finds that most students feel supported—and stressed out—by their families.

A new generation of students brings new challenges. Here are 5 solutions

Student success leaders may now be operating with less experienced teams as mental health replaces academic achievement as the top priority on many campuses, an analysis warns.

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