Teaching Faculty to Support Student Mental Health
Susan H. Greenberg, Inside Higher Ed
Faculty members—as well as staffers—are on the front lines of higher education’s battle to arrest declining student mental health, ravaged by nearly three years of the COVID-19 pandemic combined with such stressors as climate disasters, racial unrest, political incivility, and culture wars.
Higher ed institutions across the country are rolling out or beefing up efforts to help faculty recognize and support students in psychological distress. Some say it’s too much to ask; others contend it’s not enough to help.