Mental and Behavioral Health
For Higher Ed Dive, John MacPhee, CEO of The JED Foundation and former Division I basketball player, offers university athletic departments several tips to better support student athlete mental health.
In light of the national shortage of K-12 mental health counselors, Higher Ed Dive considers whether counselor training partnerships with higher ed institutions could provide solutions.
After appeals from the indigenous community on campus, Inside Higher Ed reports that mental health treatment options at Syracuse University now include healing services from a faith keeper of the Oneida Nation.
According to GBH, Worcester Polytechnic Institute unveiled its new Center for Well-Being, a space where students can relax and seek mental health resources outside of or in addition to the existing counseling services on campus.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
In an op-ed for The Daily Bruin, one student in recovery from an eating disorder describes contending with UCLA’s rampant “diet culture,” which she says is perpetuated by not only individual students but the university itself.
The Editorial Board of The Dartmouth suggests that instituting wellness initiatives into everyday classes could be the next meaningful step to mental health support for students.
The Yale Daily News reveals that Laurie Santos, the professor of one of Yale’s most popular lectures, “Psychology and the Good Life,” has developed a new online course centered on teen mental health.
The Chronicle explores the lasting influence of Covid on college campuses, particularly due to instances of long Covid. According to research from George Washington University, of the over 1,300 cases of Covid contracted by students, faculty, and staff between July 2021 and March 2022, 36% appear to have experienced symptoms of long Covid.
Inside Higher Ed reviews a new study from Oregon State University, finding that colleges are increasingly doing away with physical education. Although physical activity among young people is in decline, the share of colleges requiring P.E. has dropped from 97% a century ago to 32% now.