A healthy mind is essential for students to learn course material and for instructors to keep up with the rigors of a long semester. However, if psychological distress takes a grip on students and faculty, it can cause a chain reaction of negative well-being for the entire campus. What can be done to protect your academic community?
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s solution is to create an environment where mental-health awareness and mutual care are widely practiced. In our upcoming Virtual Forum, we will be joined by mental health experts to discuss how all groups across campus can create a culture of understanding and support. We will also discuss strategies for how leaders can build an infrastructure to best assist students and faculty who fall into crisis.