ERIC Number: ED443217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Mental Health Issues on Campus: A Resource Kit for Students.
Andrews, Jana; McLean, Patricia
This resource kit provides information intended to assist Australian college students with psychiatric disabilities in understanding the effects of mental health issues on learning in the context of post-secondary education. The guide suggests a range of compensatory strategies that aim to optimize learning outcomes for students and considers how institutions are best able to meet the needs of this group of students. The suggestions and strategies are the result of an Australia-wide research project that investigated the learning support needs of students with psychiatric disabilities. The kit is divided into the following sections: (1) mental health issues and study success (the impact of mental health impairment on study, disclosure, assessment and documentation, and student rights); (2) student self-management (establishing clear goals, treatment on and off campus, medication and side effects, relating to people on campus, self-advocacy, and home environment and basic study needs); and (3) the educational journey (readiness to study, finding and applying for the right campus, using student services on campus, enrollment, learning skills and study strategies, managing gaps in attendance, going on fieldwork placements, and job searches). (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, College Choice, College Students, Drug Therapy, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Communication, Mental Disorders, Postsecondary Education, Self Advocacy, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Self Management, Student Personnel Services, Student Rights, Study Skills
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia