Date Released: 22 September 2016
It has been said that college age students are at one of the most vulnerable points in their lives: away from home, pressured by academic requirements and social responsibilities, feeling their way through new relationships and opportunities. In addition to these "normal" stressors of college life, many of our students are attempting to accomplish an overwhelming combination of busy, unduly loaded class schedules, extracurricular responsibilities, work, and social activities.
How these issues affect students, and what faculty members can do about those effects, will be the topic for our next UCITE session. Dr. Nell Davidson, Director of University Health Services, will be joining us to give an overview of the kinds of effects that stress has on our students.
In addition, we will discuss the progress of a 3 year grant from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) that we were awarded to advance a public health approach to suicide prevention on campus. During this session, we will also share strategies on how faculty might help a student who appears to be struggling.
Join us for that session on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the Herrick Room, which is on the ground floor of the Allen building (at the corner of Adelbert and Euclid). Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided at this session.
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