Are Colleges Failing Their Mentally Ill Students? Ctd

Rachel Aviv reports on a Princeton undergraduate asked to leave the school following a suicide attempt: In balancing the rights of students against the need for safety and order, many universities require suicidal students to leave campus. At Yale, Brown, George Washington University, Hunter College, Northwestern, and several other schools, students have protested these policies, by … Continue reading Are Colleges Failing Their Mentally Ill Students? Ctd

Are Colleges Failing Their Mentally Ill Students? Ctd

A reader writes: I find this thread very interesting, though not surprising. I was suicidal in college for a time, and I did get counseling for depression. And it helped, a lot. But I never, ever admitted to anyone on campus that I was suicidal. I can’t remember why, exactly, but I knew the reaction … Continue reading Are Colleges Failing Their Mentally Ill Students? Ctd

Are Colleges Failing Their Mentally Ill Students? Ctd

Readers begin to share their stories: I appreciate your most recent coverage of the ongoing issue of mentally ill students on college campuses. As a current first-year undergraduate at a Northeastern liberal arts college, I have seen countless cases in which students who needed help were met with harsh discipline. A few of these cases … Continue reading Are Colleges Failing Their Mentally Ill Students? Ctd

Are Colleges Failing Their Mentally Ill Students?

Katie J.M. Baker investigates: “Schools should encourage students to seek treatment. But a lot of policies I see involve excessive use of discipline and involuntary leaves of absence, and they discourage students from asking for the help they need,” says Karen Bower, a private attorney who specializes in disability discrimination cases in higher education. “Ultimately, … Continue reading Are Colleges Failing Their Mentally Ill Students?