Tag: Mental

Findings show strategies to support, improve mental health critical to wellbeing

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A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports that in a group of first-year university students COVID-19 mitigation protocols, including remote learning and stay-at-home orders had a modest, but persistent, impact on mood and wellness behaviors. Students enrolled in the university’s wellness program, however, had improved mood levels and fewer attention problems.

“Like other college and university students, those in our study were displaced from their dorms and peer groups-required to leave campus immediately-and expected to continue their academic work as usual remotely,”

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Community Colleges Brace For Surge In Student Mental Health Needs: LAist

Los Angeles Trade Tech College is one of nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College system. (Adolfo Guzman-Lopez/LAist)

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Mental health services in California community colleges are severely underfunded compared to the University of California and Cal State systems. As the coronavirus crisis lingers and emotional pressures rise, some administrators worry that they won’t be able to meet all of their students’ needs.

Many students are stressed out by the

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