Our study shows almost one in four university and vocational education students report extremely high levels of distress during the pandemic.
Is there a mental health crisis among young people, or are worry and sadness to be expected? Pathologizing normal, healthy responses to adverse events promotes misunderstanding about mental illness.
Cancelling campus events won’t address the potential harms of binge drinking this fall. Universities must plan additional activities to curb risky alcohol use and promote student wellness.
International students are a vulnerable population who have faced many stressors in the COVID-19 pandemic. Emotional intelligence can help navigate these.
Queer people have learned to build and rely on “chosen families.” Finding ways to creatively bolster and expand our networks of care takes on renewed importance in the pandemic.
We asked young people aged five to 15 in Darwin about their sense of safety and what they worry about in their community. Here’s what they told us.
University students had high rates of mental health issues before the pandemic. The additional stressors of COVID-19 and social isolation will make them even more vulnerable over the winter.
Both university and government policy-makers need to re-tool their messaging to students about off-campus socializing to shape more positive mental health and COVID-19 outcomes.
The design of a campus and its buildings and dorms can be crucial to a student’s overall well-being.
A study asked 2,000 teachers and school leaders across Australia how students from primary school to year 12 have changed in the last five years, and what might explain these changes.
Here’s what you need to know before you share your mental health story, or ask others to share.
Some students are grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones. Even those not directly affected by fires may be distressed by stories they’ve heard or images they’ve seen. How can schools help?
In order to lessen the strain on campus counseling centers, colleges must take a more preventive and ‘population’ approach to mental health, an expert argues.
Mental health researchers based at Queen’s University in Canada and Oxford University in the U.K. are helping universities take the lead in developing improved student mental health care.
A campus psychologist explains why so many students ask him for help after they’ve failed courses.
Going to college can be a stressful experience that takes a toll on students’ health and well-being. A higher education specialist offers tips to keep the stress at bay.
Coming to live in Australia on your own and studying in an unfamiliar education system is extremely hard. There are ways to make it a bit easier.
When students are given the option to stay with a dog until they feel their stress is sufficiently reduced, they visit on average 35 minutes.
Colleges and universities must do more to combat a “culture of silence” that dissuades many graduate students from seeking help with mental health issues, researchers argue.
One recent survey found that 43% of academic staff exhibited symptoms of at least a mild mental disorder