Over the last decade, students' demand for mental health services has significantly grown—and it shows no signs of slowing down. Many colleges and universities have heavily invested in hiring additional full-time clinicians, but they are still unable to keep pace.
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This on-demand webinar examines how institutions can support mental health as students return to campus this fall and explore what senior institutional leaders need to know about the future of campus mental health and well-being.
Create a Campus-Wide Culture of Well-Being
Mental health has consistently topped the list of presidential concerns through the pandemic. ACE surveyed presidents on multiple occasions across the last year, and each time, mental health has garnered the number one spot – above long-term financial viability and enrollment numbers.
Guests share findings from their research into how colleges and universities are preparing to handle a potential deluge of mental health challenges this fall.
COVID-19 and the long-overdue racial reckoning in the U.S. have brought mental health to the top of university priority lists and shifted how leaders approach campus well-being. Here are three critical realizations we’ve identified that sparked a transformation in the way campus leaders are addressing mental health.
Virtual counseling groups, online red folders, and student reflection pieces: Supporting college student mental health during COVID-19
College students have seen their lives upended as institutions responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. This post spotlights some of the ways universities are supporting their students during this time.
Institutions must develop campus-wide strategies to promote gen z mental health as the volume and severity of mental health issues continues to rise.
Chief Wellness Officer (CWO) positions have grown rapidly across the past few years due to growth in appreciation for proactive well-being support and escalating demand for mental health services. This white paper outlines common responsibilities, reporting lines, and desired expertise and credentials for these positions as well as example job descriptions.
Beyond the counseling center, many other departments, faculty, and staff across campus are experiencing increased demand for well-being support. However, hiring additional clinical staff is not a sustainable, long-term solution.
Meet the Escalating Demand for Mental Health Support
Clinical time is an extremely valuable resource, so students and institutions will be well-served to ensure that time is used most efficiently. View this Roadmap for strategies on how to maximize counseling center operations and efficiency.
Use this guide and downloadable template to build out a comprehensive mental health stepped care model for your institution.
How Vanderbilt University reorganized services into a student care network.
Maximize current campus and community resources to meet students’ mental health needs with these 23 practices.
This webconference will explore how to create or refine a scope of care statement and communicate your scope of care with students, families, and campus partners.
We’ve outlined three differentiated mental health crisis response models for college and universities, along with their respective benefits and challenges.
The behavioral intervention team (BIT) at Central Michigan University (CMU), called the Care Team, wanted to formalize their responsibilities to increase efficacy and reach to students in need of mental health support services.
Scale Support and Connect Students to Best-Fit Resources
While many campuses have bolstered mental health support and promotion broadly in recent years, graduate students have too often been overlooked. Studies have shown that graduate students are six times more likely than the general population to experience depression and anxiety—but graduate students are rarely the focus of our outreach efforts.
This webconference will share tactics for driving utilization of existing self-serve resources and how to foster non-clinical connections that do not center on individual therapy.
Technological solutions for improving access to mental health support during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond
As the outbreak of COVID-19 has led to an increasing number of school closures, higher ed leaders must determine how to adjust their counseling services to best support the safety and wellbeing of their school community. Read this insight for two trends from institutions implementing technology-enabled mental health support.
As colleges struggle to keep up with the explosion of demand for mental health services, students are taking matters into their own hands.
EAB Mental Health Experts
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