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ERIC Number: EJ791607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
Facing Mental Health Crises on Campus
Trela, Kimberly
About Campus, v12 n6 p30-32 Jan-Feb 2008
Educating the student body on mental health involves outreach to groups not normally exposed to this information, including athletes, ethnic groups, residence hall inhabitants, fraternities and sororities, and international students. Frontline responders can help facilitate this outreach through initiatives that involve presentations by counselors or promotion of campus mental health resources and services at venues where groups of students already gather. For example, counselors can begin to educate students and parents about mental health issues and services at summer orientation sessions. During the academic year, counselors can speak at residence hall programs and in first-year seminars or other college adjustment classes. Just as students need more education about mental health issues, faculty and student affairs educators who may serve as frontline responders need more education on how to address mental health issues. This article presents suggestions for improving the quality of assistance that frontline responders offer to students with mental health needs. Ongoing evaluation is needed in order to monitor the effectiveness of these suggested methods for educating both frontline responders and students. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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