Archive for mental health

College offers peer support for students with mental health issues

Posted in Life with tags , on 27 January 2011 by Steve

“A pioneering initiative to support first year students with mental health difficulties has been launched at University College Cork …” (more)

[Jennifer Hough, Irish Examiner, 27 January]

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Professors say tenure fights create high-stress situations

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , on 19 February 2010 by Steve

“As the Amy Bishop investigation continues, local professors say that the sensational twists and turns in the case should not obscure the role that the intense competition for tenure seems to have played in last week’s shooting at the University of Alabama campus in Huntsville …” (more)

[Tracy Jan, Boston Globe, 18 February]

In Academic Culture, Mental-Health Problems Are Hard to Recognize and Hard to Treat

Posted in Life with tags , , on 18 February 2010 by Steve

“The shooting deaths of three biology professors at the University of Alabama at Huntsville this month, allegedly by a colleague who had recently lost an appeal of her tenure denial, seemed to many observers to confirm the worst about faculty workplaces. In conversations on The Chronicle’s Web site and elsewhere, people have seized on the killings as evidence that academic life today is a petri dish for madness …” (more)

[Jennifer Ruark, Chronicle of Higher Education, 16 February]

Third-level students under stress as recession kicks in

Posted in Life with tags , on 10 November 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Third-level students are increasingly under stress due to financial worries and concern over their future, according to the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). The union has begun distributing free mental health information packs to students at third-level colleges throughout the State as part of this year’s Mental Health Awareness week which began yesterday …” (more)

[Charlie Taylor, Irish Times, 10 November]

Student mental health campaign unveiled

Posted in Life with tags , on 9 November 2009 by Steve

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland has unveiled a new campaign aimed at raising awareness of mental health among young people. Mental Health Awareness Week will run from November 9th until November 13th. As part of the campaign, USI will distribute a mental health awareness pack in third level colleges throughout the country …” (more)

[Ciara O’Brien, Irish Times, 9 November]

Third of college students have mental health issues – report

Posted in Life with tags , on 9 November 2009 by Steve

Ireland“One in three college students in Ireland is experiencing mental health problems, according to a university report. The figures coincide with the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week at college campuses across the country this week …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 9 November]

Number of students seeking help for mental health problems doubles

Posted in Life with tags , on 29 October 2009 by Steve

Ireland“The number of students seeking help for mental health difficulties at an occupational therapy service for students more than doubled last year. Unilink, a special service at Trinity College Dublin which supports students experiencing mental issues, released its five-year report revealing the service helped 107 students in 2008/2009 compared with 50 students in the previous year …” (more)

[Jennifer Hough, Irish Examiner, 29 October]