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Faculty Guide to Supporting Student Mental Health

Year: 2023

Learn Easy Ways to Support Your Students

From the JED Foundation:
We created this easy-to-use guide to provide educators with simple, evidence-based ways you can support your students. Though the primary role of faculty is to share your knowledge and expertise, we know that students often rely on you for support when they are struggling. In fact, a recent survey found that nearly 80% of higher education faculty reported having dealt with student mental health issues over the previous 12 months. Most faculty are not clinicians, and we know it can feel intimidating or overwhelming to think about supporting students’ emotional health, especially given all of the responsibilities you already have. But you do not have to be a mental health professional to have a positive impact on your students’ emotional well-being. You just need to pay attention, listen, and connect students to help if—or when—they need it. This guide will show you how.