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ERIC Number: EJ1166503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
Mental Health, Well-Being, and Learning: Supporting Our Students in Times of Need
Schwitzer, Alan M.; Vaughn, John A.
About Campus, v22 n2 p4-11 May-Jun 2017
Everybody on campus is responsible for recognizing and responding to students in crisis. Sometimes the difficulty is knowing when to intervene. Being alert to students' mental health and wellness needs is an essential part of work life on today's campuses--even when it means stepping out of one's own narrow professional roles or risking leaving comfort zones. In fact, according to studies by Robert Gallagher, James C. Turner, and Adrienne Keller, about 2,000,000 students nationwide visit their college counseling centers, and millions more visit campus health centers each year. However, counseling and health center staff are only part of the support system for students' mental and physical well-being. Professors who notice strange behavior in class, residence life staff who respond to self-harm, Greek Life staff who arrange eating disorder interventions, and residence advisors supporting students with unplanned pregnancies all serve as reminders that being on the lookout for student wellness concerns, approaching students who appear in need, and following through--must be the gold standard.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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