Campus Check-In: Mental Health Treatment Expands to Apps

Campus Check-In: Mental Health Treatment Expands to Apps

Certainly, a plethora of barriers to seeking mental health care exist, including students thinking their symptoms are normal or that care won’t be effective, as well as time constraints, continued stigma, cost of treatment, and a desire to handle problems privately.

Doctors said this young woman with autism might never work. Now she's a lawyer

Doctors said this young woman with autism might never work. Now she's a lawyer

“Someone had to tell me if another person rolls their eyes, they are bored with what you are saying and you should change the conversation; normal kids, you don’t have to be told.” While Haley Moss excels at school, she struggles with social situations.

What Is the Purpose and Future of Higher Education?

What Is the Purpose and Future of Higher Education?

Brint notes based on his new book Two Cheers for Higher Education , “There’s always been a small number of colleges that close every year – usually fewer than a dozen – and more are opened for the first time than closed.” This illustrates, among other things, why it is important to consider a historical perspective on higher education to place recent individual news stories in context.

No, Don't Be a Helicopter Parent. But Be Involved.

No, Don't Be a Helicopter Parent. But Be Involved.

There are countless parenting books and research articles in which positive child outcomes are associated with an authoritative parenting style. In a very real way, to get into the same colleges, parents need to be more involved in their kids' academics than parents of 20-30 years ago.

Is “Drunkorexia” a Real Thing?

Is “Drunkorexia” a Real Thing?

Source: Pexels/CC0 Definitions of drunkorexia vary slightly from one research study to another, but all include engaging in unhealthy compensatory behaviors (e.g., extreme caloric restriction, over-exercise, or purging) to offset the calories ingested through alcoholic beverages or to increase how quickly one becomes intoxicated.

Can College Visits Improve College Aspirations?

Can College Visits Improve College Aspirations?

Greene, and Gary Ritter did in a recent working paper titled “An Evaluation of the Educational Impact of College Campus Visits: A Randomized Experiment.” The researchers recruited 885 students across 15 schools and randomized students within schools to either a treatment or control condition.

Study: Social Media Not A Teen Depression Trigger

Study: Social Media Not A Teen Depression Trigger

Social media use did not predict the development of depression symptoms among school kids or college students, researchers found. Instead, school-age girls with greater symptoms of depression tended to use more social media over time.

Pregnant women should avoid these seven foods and drinks

Pregnant women should avoid these seven foods and drinks

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Pregnant women should avoid these seven foods and drinks Pregnancy affects your immune system so you and your baby are more susceptible to the bacteria, viruses and parasites that cause foodborne illness.

What If the Lesson to Learn Is That There Is No Lesson?

What If the Lesson to Learn Is That There Is No Lesson?

Suppose your child received feedback on her first assignment in college and called to say, “It turns out I was supposed to read the question before I wrote the answer.” Or imagine her discovering that, "When the professor hands you the test, you have to put your notes away immediately, even if you didn’t finish studying last night.

Do Stimulants Really Make the Brain Work Better?

Do Stimulants Really Make the Brain Work Better?

" He concluded that the benefits of stimulants on academic performance likely come from their effects on students' energy, interest, drive, and enjoyment of the work, rather than on their actual cognitive ability.

It's a...freshman! College reveals are a new trend for parents, teens

It's a...freshman! College reveals are a new trend for parents, teens

Heather Doyle, a Florida mother of two current college students and a high school senior, said that when her children decided where they were going to attend college, she made a social media post to congratulate them on the decision, but she cannot imagine posting an entire "reveal." "I just find it extremely obnoxious when people list every school they were accepted to," she said.

Are Colleges Failing Students with Mental Illness?

Are Colleges Failing Students with Mental Illness?

Visibly disappointed, he told me that the dean had agreed with him that he seemed to be in great shape, but it was a general unwritten policy of the school to make students who had taken a break for mental health reasons sit out for an extra semester just to make sure that they were truly stable.

Antibullyism and "The Coddling of the American Mind"

Antibullyism and "The Coddling of the American Mind"

Haidt apparently hasn’t been made aware that antibullyism, with its well-intentioned goal of protecting children from bullying in the traditional sense of assault and battery, actually goes way beyond that; that it is a war against all negative behavior; that it is most particularly a war against freedom of speech, the right that he and Lukianoff have been so valiantly championing.

Getting College Ready

Getting College Ready

Both you and your child will be able to enjoy all the celebrations and field trips that come with being a high school senior with an acceptance letter in hand, and a hoodie that proudly marks the college mascot with which you will both begin to identify.

Will Healthy Seniors Benefit From Daily Aspirin?

Will Healthy Seniors Benefit From Daily Aspirin?

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for heart attack survivors or people at increased risk, but up to now experts have discouraged the practice for aging individuals in good health.

After daughter's peanut-allergy death, parents teach teens

After daughter's peanut-allergy death, parents teach teens

Allison Suhy's little brother, Ryan, now 10, has become "our little ambassador," said her father, Michael Suhy, advocating for the Allison Rose Foundation to spread awareness about food allergy safety for older teenagers and college students.

Rising Rates of College Mental Health Services Utilization

Rising Rates of College Mental Health Services Utilization

While there are limitations to the results reported – including a relatively low response rate to the survey (23-29% in recent years), a lack of quality measures of mental health treatment, a reliance on simple measures of stigma, and the absence of items regarding anxiety, substance abuse and PTSD – this is an impressive survey study.

Resilience and Forgiveness

Resilience and Forgiveness

If the person who hurt us is a stranger (i.e., someone who robbed us) or someone we don't want to continue to interact with (e.g., an ex-spouse who moved to Alaska), getting rid of negative emotions is considered complete emotional forgiveness.

Teen 'Jeopardy!' champion overcomes internet bullying to win $100,000 grand prize

Teen 'Jeopardy!' champion overcomes internet bullying to win $100,000 grand prize

Claire won the bout against the two journalists.(Photo: Alex Driehaus) CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN EMAIL MORE Claire Sattler sat with anxious friends and family watching the final episode of the "Jeopardy!" Teen Tournament in November.

50 Rules for Dads of Daughters {by Michael Mitchell}

50 Rules for Dads of Daughters {by Michael Mitchell}

When she grows up, the odds are good she’ll fall in love with and marry someone who treats her much like you treated her mother. Let her know she can always come home.

Flourishing in Life Does Not Require Straight A’s

Flourishing in Life Does Not Require Straight A’s

Out on the edge, you can see all kinds of things you can't see from the center." Of course, because I only attended one college—and Hampshire didn't have any tests or grades—there's no way of knowing what would have happened to the trajectory of my life if I'd attended a traditional college that encouraged people to stick closer to the path most traveled and get straight A’s.

Teenage bedwetting : Parenting

Teenage bedwetting : Parenting

He did a lot of therapy but it hasn't helped resolve this issue to this day. As much as I understand he doesn't want to be caught wearing his night "diapers" it keeps him from doing so many things in his life.

Snapchatting Under the Influence

Snapchatting Under the Influence

The researchers also tracked students' use of social networking apps and whether someone had posted any social media messages while binge drinking or intoxicated.

Top 10 weird gifts for Christmas 2018

Top 10 weird gifts for Christmas 2018

From a slime-pooping unicorn kids are completely obsessed with to a cat toilet brush, here are some of the weirdest gifts we've seen in our 2018 gift guides.

Back Off: It Doesn’t Matter What College Your Kids Attend

Back Off: It Doesn’t Matter What College Your Kids Attend

Stacy Dale, a mathematician, and Alan Krueger, an economist, collaborated in two large-scale research studies (Dale & Kruger, 2002 & 2014) in which they effectively controlled for background characteristics of students attending colleges that varied in selectivity (based on average SAT scores of the entering class).

Committing Narcissism by Proxy

Committing Narcissism by Proxy

In this culture of online announcements and exhibitionistic displays of virtue, children become convenient, socially sanctioned receptacles for the projection of split-off, idealized aspects of the parental self.

15 best stocking stuffers and gifts for college students

15 best stocking stuffers and gifts for college students

These gifts, especially curated for the college set, are fun, functional and small enough to easily transport come January when it's time for your kid to head back to campus. We also love the "Pep Talk Pencils" with sayings such as "Make Today Great," "Like A Boss," and "Choose Happiness."

Jimmy Kimmel tries (and fails) to get kids to smile for holiday photo

Jimmy Kimmel tries (and fails) to get kids to smile for holiday photo

"Trying to get them to sit still and smile and look vaguely in our direction at the same time is like trying to put a wetsuit onto a monkey and a baby pig," Kimmel told his audience Monday night.

When Your Adolescent Calls in Crisis from College

When Your Adolescent Calls in Crisis from College

Parents get a crisis call from their adolescent who is living away at college. Most young people making this transition into more independent living have at least a few times at the outset when they feel truly unprepared and overwhelmed.

A Sixth Stage in Emerging Adulthood

A Sixth Stage in Emerging Adulthood

Among the most interesting conclusions of this study is that community college students, unlike the more homogeneous population of students at four-year colleges, do not share the same self-focus orientation that characterizes young adulthood, which Arnett explains as the result of having little in the way of duties and commitments to others, thus leaving them with a great deal of autonomy in running their own lives.

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