Students struggling with mental health often confide in professors. They want more guidance on how to help.
From The Chronicle: “The report — based on a survey of 1,685 faculty members conducted during the spring semester by the Boston University School of Public Health, the Healthy Minds Network, and the Mary Christie Foundation — showed that nearly eight out of 10 professors had a one-on-one conversation with a student about mental health during the last 12 months. However, less than 30 percent of faculty members said they have received training from their institutions to have such discussions. Almost 70 percent of professors said they want to better understand student mental-health issues and would welcome training. In fact, 61 percent of those surveyed said basic training on how to respond to students undergoing a mental-health crisis should be mandatory for all faculty members.”Read the full article from The Chronicle
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