Scout-ing Report: Mental Health Awareness

Disclaimer: A Scout-ing Report is the opportunity to take a more in-depth look at a particular college admissions subject. My goal is to provide solid information and a variety of resources.   

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Edition 19 of the SCOUT newsletter was devoted to supporting National Mental Health Month by providing a variety of resources. Find the newsletter article HERE. Plus, below please find a few additional websites and articles you may find helpful as you navigate mental health for your college students:

WEBSITES

National Alliance on Mental Health has an entire section devoted to Teens & Young Adults, including “Managing a Mental Health Condition in College”. Find the resources HERE.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. The website has information on a variety of health topics, statistics, brochures and fact sheets, resources for help, and information on clinical trials. Find the website HERE.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. The website offers a variety of resources and points of information. Find it HERE.

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. Find the website HERE.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 180 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices. Find the website HERE.

The College Autism Network is a nonprofit organization linking varied stakeholders engaged in evidence-guided efforts to improve access, experiences, and outcomes for postsecondary students with autism. Find the website HERE.

ARTICLES

Anxiety in College Students: Causes, Statistics & How Universities Can Help – LINK

The Mental Health Crisis on Campus and How Colleges Can Fix It – LINK

What Causes the Freshman 15? – LINK

On Leave and On Their Own – LINK

As with all college admissions processes, finding a place that supports your mental health needs can be especially challenging. If you would like help navigating mental health resources on college campuses, please let me know. I can be reached at 405-906-7044 or shannon@scoutcollegeconsulting.com. I’m always available to help you find and fund your ideal college experience!


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