This resources on this page were contributed by students (and the instructor) in the spring 2023 section of INFO 101: Information Seeking in Today's World.
College Students' Mental Health by Amanda Alves, Jasmin Pineda-Ramirez, Megan Dempsey is licensed under CC BY 4.0
If you are in crisis, please contact:
Somerset County Screening Center HOTLINE at 908-526-4100, or Hunterdon County Screening Center HOTLINE at 908-788-6400, or dial 911.
Today's college students are experiencing more mental health challenges than ever before. This page compiles experts and resources that both college administration and college students can consult to learn more about how to address these challenges and help students through difficult times.
On-campus help and resources are available! Check out the webpages offered by RVCC's Advising, Counseling & Transfer Services department. (You will need to login with your G# and password.)
In a new, free podcast from The American Institute of Stress, we discuss how our brains can evolve, but not as fast as our world is changing. This creates a mismatch with our environment. This is why AIS produced the documentary “Mismatched-your brain under stress” To combat this we need to know how our brains can get hijacked, what tools we can use to become better aligned with the way stress affects our body and mind, and an understanding of how to recognize and move beyond knee jerk reactions to achieve our full potential. Our guest Frank Forencich has just written a book called “Beware False Tigers: Strategies and Antidotes for an Age of Stress” which really speaks to this issue.
A TedMed Talk by Thomas Curran
Social psychologist Thomas Curran explores how the pressure to be perfect -- in our social media feeds, in school, at work -- is driving a rise in mental illness, especially among young people. Learn more about the causes of this phenomenon and how we can create a culture that celebrates the joys of imperfection.
A TED Talk by Eleanor Longden
To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare.
A new report from NASPA and Uwill sheds light on the growing need and urgency to provide mental health services on college campuses. In this episode, we discuss the findings from this national survey, discuss a state-wide initiative in Texas to improve mental health and wellbeing, and hear from two campus-based practitioners.