ERIC Number: ED566750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
Counseling Services and Student Success. Research Brief
Francis, Perry C.; Horn, Aaron S.
Midwestern Higher Education Compact
The purpose of this research brief is to provide an overview of mental health issues and counseling services on college campuses. The findings from several national surveys are reviewed to estimate the prevalence of anxiety and depression, suicide and suicidal ideation, and violence among college students. Common prevention and treatment programs are then described with particular attention to innovative campus-wide programs. Student outcomes research is examined to determine whether receiving counseling services is associated with academic performance and the likelihood of graduation. The brief concludes with a set of recommended practices to improve the effectiveness of counseling services on campus.
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Mental Health, College Students, Academic Achievement, School Counseling, Student Surveys, National Surveys, Incidence, Anxiety Disorders, Depression (Psychology), Suicide, Violence, Prevention, Innovation, Outcomes of Treatment, Correlation, Counseling Effectiveness, Intervention
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Midwestern Higher Education Compact