College Mental Health Primer Published by APA

College Mental Health Primer Published by APA

APA2014_22Publication points out myths about mental health, provides resources for campuses.

WASHINGTON — Common myths about mental health, the important role it plays in college students’ success and resources to help address issues specific to college and universities are presented in a new primer published by NASPA — Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Council on Education (ACE).

A Strategic Primer on College Student Mental Health” (PDF, 2.08MB) explains why mental health is such a critical component for students to be successful at learning. Institutions of higher education focus significant attention on college access, retention and completion and on ensuring their graduates have gained the academic, social and emotional skills to be leaders in their postsecondary lives. Mental health wellness is central to ensuring that success, the primer states.

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