Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Post-Secondary Students: Considerations for College Administration
Keywords:Student Mental Health, Anxiety and Depression, Substance Abuse, Student Success
Anxiety and depression are the leading causes for diminished performance and quality of life for students in their post-secondary academic career. The effects range from poor grades and dropping out to substance misuse and even suicide amongst members of student bodies nationwide. Students who are unaware of resources available to them are at risk of having these issues exacerbated over time. It is the responsibility of college administrations to prepare students for a life after college and, therefore, must enhance the treatment services and education of said services to the student bodies as a whole to alleviate these problems and to attempt to deter falling retention rates and potential tragedies on campuses.