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Students hang out in Widener University's mental health space for student athletes

Program Innovation: A Student-Directed Safe Space for Athletes

This spring, Widener University opened a room dedicated to relaxation and recharging in its athletics facility, establishing a place for student athletes to discuss and maintain mental health and wellness.

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Student Wellness Tip: Incorporate Mindfulness Into a First-Year Seminar

Faculty and staff at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis added a four-week mindfulness training to their seminar courses, giving students practical tips for managing stress and learning gratitude.

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Student Wellness Tip: 4 Ways to Work With Athletes

Student athletes often struggle with mental health challenges but are reluctant to seek help. These strategies can help provide students with the resources they need, when they need them.

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Basic Needs Support for Students During Academic Breaks

To accommodate students who face housing insecurity over academic breaks, Southern Illinois University implemented new policies and additional resources that address this and other basic needs.

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Embedding Mental Health Care for Students in Need

The University of Alaska at Fairbanks’s TRIO Student Support Services program brings counseling directly to students as part of its holistic advising mission.

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Student Mental Health and Pressure to Do Well

Respondents to the Student Voice survey on health and wellness feel pressure to do well at different rates based on mental health, with students who describe their mental health as poor feeling the most pressure. What’s going on and how can higher ed help?

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Student Wellness Tip: Connect Learners to Safer-Sex Materials

Colleges and universities are removing barriers to safer sex among learners by providing free contraceptives and education on campus.

Compilation on Mental Health’s Impact on Student Success

Inside Higher Ed ’s latest booklet, “How Mental Health Can Help (and Hurt) Student Success,” is available today. The articles...