College student mental health and well-being is a major source of concern for higher education administrators, faculty, and staff. This page serves as a resource for faculty who support our students in and out of the classroom. It will continue to be added to.
Helping Students at Risk of Self-Harm: Considerations for the New Academic Year by Peter McDonough
ACE General Counsel Peter McDonough outlines a series of principles gleaned from past Department of Education documents that campuses can use as they design policies and practices to help at-risk students.
Mental Health and Post-traditional Learners by Gail Bruce-Sanford and Louis Soares
Post-traditional learners are often expected to adjust their own lives and schedules to campus life and services, including in the area of mental health. But it is equally important that campus services and culture are adjusted to better serve this growing group of students and their unique needs.
Non-Suicidal Self-Injury on College Campuses by Janis Whitlock, Stephen P. Lewis, Imke Baetens, and Penelope Hasking
Conversations about the mental health and well-being of college students often underestimate the prevalence and impact of non-suicidal self-injury in college settings. Four scholars from institutions in the United States, Canada, Belgium, and Australia look at the problem—and how institutions can respond.
The Rise of Mental Health on College Campuses: Protecting the Emotional Health of Our Nation’s College Students by Nance Roy
Dec. 17, 2018
Nance Roy, chief clinical officer of the Jed Foundation, provides action steps to support emotional well-being and reduce suicide and substance abuse among college students.
The Mental and Physical Well-Being of Incoming Freshmen: Three Decades of Research by Ellen Bara Stolzenberg
How have the health concerns of freshman college students have changed in recent decades?
Supporting Student-Athlete Mental Wellness
Interactive educational modules for student-athletes, coaches, and faculty athletics representatives that help promote mental wellness and resiliency and encourage and destigmatize help-seeking for mental health concerns.
- Anxiety Awareness Fact Sheet
- Depression Awareness Fact Sheet
- Eating Disorder Awareness Fact Sheet
- Your Words Matter Fact Sheet
- Risk of Suicide Fact Sheet