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ERIC Number: EJ841249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr-24
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Campus Counseling Centers React to Recession-Related Stress among Students
Bushong, Steven
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n33 pA21 Apr 2009
The recession has complicated the path in life that many students had envisioned. As a result, campus mental-health counselors say more students are expressing anxiety about the economy's effect on their future. Visits to campus counseling centers have been climbing for several years, according to the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors--and counselors say the rough economy is further fueling that increase. It is too early for clinical evidence of the recession's effects, they say, but anecdotes are plentiful. Just as the downturn has prompted campus career centers to expand their services, counseling centers are extending their outreach to students, and giving more guidance to faculty and staff members about how to help the growing number of students coming to them with concerns about the economy.
Chronicle of Higher Education. 1255 23rd Street NW Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037. Tel: 800-728-2803; e-mail: circulation@chronicle.com; Web site: http://chronicle.com/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A