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Heidi Granville, SUNY GeneseoFollow

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Poster

Start Date

22-4-2020 12:00 AM

Abstract

College students who struggle with mental illness need more resources and support services readily available to them while they are in school. This would help them succeed both as students and as maturing adults. Data collected from Penn State conclude that mental health issues are increasing as time goes on, more students are seeking counseling services, and more students have considered suicide. This data serves a purpose that the current public policy is not enough. Ultimately, when schools are ill-equipped to helping students who suffer from mental illnesses, those students cannot reach their maximum potential, and consequently, the suicide rate is higher among them. On the other hand, for those who struggle with mental illness, non-sufficient treatment and resources affects their overall quality of life. Federal and state governments need to play a larger role in providing sufficient support services, training, and resources to properly equip colleges with an issue on the rise.

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Apr 22nd, 12:00 AM

391— Mental Health Supports Readily Available for College Students

College students who struggle with mental illness need more resources and support services readily available to them while they are in school. This would help them succeed both as students and as maturing adults. Data collected from Penn State conclude that mental health issues are increasing as time goes on, more students are seeking counseling services, and more students have considered suicide. This data serves a purpose that the current public policy is not enough. Ultimately, when schools are ill-equipped to helping students who suffer from mental illnesses, those students cannot reach their maximum potential, and consequently, the suicide rate is higher among them. On the other hand, for those who struggle with mental illness, non-sufficient treatment and resources affects their overall quality of life. Federal and state governments need to play a larger role in providing sufficient support services, training, and resources to properly equip colleges with an issue on the rise.

 

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