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Massive Survey Finds 1 in 3 College Freshmen Struggle with Mental Health — Here are 4 Things You can Do

Mental health is a major concern on college campuses around the world. According to new research published by the American Psychological Association, over one-third of first-year college students are impacted. Researchers from the World Health Organization, led by Columbia University Psychology Professor Randy P. Auerbach, surveyed nearly 14,000 first-year college students from eight countries (Australia, [...]

By |2018-10-08T14:38:56+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Obesity Link to Depression and Anxiety in University of Newcastle Research

The rise in cases of obesity and mental illness has coincided, suggesting the two may be linked, a University of Newcastle researcher says. “There is substantial overlap between addictive eating with mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression,” Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics Tracy Burrows said. Dr Burrows said mental-health disorders including depression [...]

By |2018-06-07T19:40:40+00:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness, Obesity|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Melbourne Uni Makes Sexual Consent Course Mandatory

Undergraduate students must now pass an online course about sexual consent if they want to enrol at the prestigious University of Melbourne. In the wake of a damning Australian Human Rights Commission report into sexual harassment and assault on campuses, Australian universities are rolling out training to teach students about respectful relationships. As part of [...]

How to Support Students with Autism Through College

Thirty years ago it was rare for a student with ASD to enter college. But over the past decades, there has been much improvement in the detection and awareness of ASD in children. Now, with the provision of effective treatments, those with average or above average intellectual abilities are enrolling at universities. However, college presents [...]

By |2018-02-05T10:53:02+00:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s Not Just You

It's not just you. Balancing work and study is getting harder in Australia. Australia has experienced progressive higher education policies, a social inclusion agenda and widened tertiary access. This has resulted in a rise in working-class, mature-aged, first-in-family and Indigenous students attending university. But government income support has not been quite so progressive. In fact, [...]

Early Intervention Key to Supporting Students With Anxiety

Roughly one in five students drop out of university in Australia in their first year. Students with prior emotional difficulties, who are doing their degrees part-time, mature age at entry, or from a lower socioeconomic status background are most likely to be in this category. Not all of these factors can be changed. But there are ways parents and [...]

By |2018-01-08T15:04:23+00:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Third of Women At Sydney Uni Colleges Experience Sexual Harassment

As many as 32 per cent of women at University of Sydney colleges have experienced sexual harassment and 6 per cent of female college students have experienced actual or attempted sexual assault, with other college students making up the vast majority of perpetrators, a review of college culture has found. The review, led by former [...]

By |2017-12-18T11:03:36+00:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Rising Mental Health Problems In Students Needs Addressing

Concerns about the state of university students’ mental health slowly have been filtering out, but the scale and neglect of the issue has remained hidden through a lack of data and transparency. We could be confident with 60 per cent of tertiary students falling into the peak age of risk for mental disorder, that at [...]

By |2017-05-05T14:12:15+00:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

It’s Not Just College Students. Higher Education Itself Is Experiencing A Mental Health Crisis

Pixabay Images Graduation: classically peppered by parties, gifts, and champagne toasts to the happy memories of university life. Not all the seniors donning their caps and gowns during this year’s commencement season will be leaving behind four years of joy and wonder, however. Far from it. For tens of thousands, the college experience [...]

How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus

cdn.theatlantic.com Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense. Last December, Jeannie Suk wrote in an online article for The New Yorker about law students asking her fellow professors [...]