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April 7, 2019
Asian-American students may feel intense pressure to succeed, but they often don’t see their cultures represented in mental health awareness campaigns. To change this, UCLA students are creating a documentary entitled “Things I Never Said” with the hopes of destigmatizing mental health in the Asian-American community.
April 8, 2019
National data shows that suicidal behavior in children has almost doubled between 2007 and 2015. While we can’t boil suicidal behavior down to one cause, lead researcher Dr. Brett Burstein and other experts point to higher stress levels and better recognition of suicidal behavior as two of many factors that contribute to this increase.
April 11, 2019
Colleges across the country are implementing innovative initiatives to support student well-being. Check out what George Mason University, the University of South Florida, Vanderbilt University, UCLA, the University of Vermont, and Jefferson Community College are doing to meet their students’ mental health needs!
April 12, 2019
Matt Reed, Vice President for Learning at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey, shares that a survey of 1,500 students revealed that their students’ biggest concern is anxiety. Two-thirds of students who named anxiety as their biggest concern also reported other concerns, such as academic or financial challenges.
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American Association of Suicidology 52nd Annual Conference
April 24-27, 2019
Mental Health America 2019 Annual Conference
June 13-15, 2019