Students’ Coping Strategies and Perceptions of How College Has Changed During the Pandemic

A new College Pulse survey sheds light on students’ stress and anxiety levels, in addition to perceptions of their college’s recent operational shifts. The survey also reveals aspects of their personal coping strategies and feelings towards the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial and Mental Health Challenges Experienced by Students with Disabilities During COVID-19

A new report finds that that students who report having a physical, learning, neurodevelopmental, or cognitive disability are more likely to have experienced higher rates of financial hardship and mental health disorders.

Using Technology to Access Mental Health Support Services for International Students

The Jed Foundation’s JED Campus Program has released a study on how the My SSP technology program can support international student mental health. The overall satisfaction with the program was high, particularly because the service is available in multiple languages.

The Impact of the Dual Pandemic on Black, Indigenous and Students of Color

New research from The Steve Fund Crisis Response Task Force explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student well-being, specifically for students of color.

Five Strategies to Support Students’ Emotional and Behavioral Health

In collaboration with Georgetown University, the Mary Christie Foundation has released a new white paper on how colleges can improve and support the mental health and well-being of their young adult students.

Centering Equity in Student Mental Health Task Forces: Lessons Learned From the University of Michigan

Based on their work with the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School Task Force on Graduate Student Mental Health, Sara Abelson, Meghan Duffy, and Janelle Goodwill identify eight ways that university mental health task forces can center equity in their work.

Supporting College Students Through a Public Health Crisis: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey

In the fall of 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast, significantly affecting 13 million people in states throughout the region. Ruth M. López and Vincent D. Carales of the University of Houston look at what colleges can learn from Hurricane Harvey to address student mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Survey Studies College and University Student Affairs Officers’ Perceptions

Inside Higher Ed released findings from a recent survey of higher education institutions to better understand the perceptions and practices of university student affairs officers on key issues including student mental health, race relations and diversity on campus, hunger and homelessness on campus, free speech, sexual assault, Greek life, and athletics.

Strategies for Supporting the Mental Health Well-being of Students

A recent report released by ACT, “Supporting the Mental Health Well-Being of High School Students,” sheds light on incoming students’ expectations for support and services at their post-secondary institution.

Involuntary Withdrawal Policies: No Room for Mental Health Stereotypes in a Fair Process

Recent developments on campus have highlighted the importance of comprehensive, transparent involuntary withdrawal policies for students who pose a risk of self-harm. Attorney Amy C. Foerster discusses what higher education institutions should consider and how to incorporate principles established by the  Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

The American College Health Association to Hold Leadership Summit on College Mental Health

The American College Health Association (ACHA) will hold a leadership and innovation summit called “Inspiring Hope & Real Solutions to Address College Mental Health and Well-Being” Oct. 23 at the Marriott Hotel in College Park, Maryland.

Helping Students at Risk of Self-Harm: Considerations for the New Academic Year

ACE General Counsel Peter McDonough outlines a series of principles gleaned from Department of Education documents that campuses can use as they design policies and practices to help at-risk students.