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CNE Article

Striving to Help College Students with Mental Health Issues

    Published Online:https://doi.org/10.3928/02793695-20070401-09Cited by:37

    Abstract

    <h4>Please click <a href="~/link.aspx?_id=2016A564795144FE88DE4E8BFD78E120&amp;_z=z">here</a> to read a letter to the editor about this article.</h4> <h4></h4> <h4>EXCERPT</h4> <p>Several studies have reported an increase in the severity and number of mental health problems among college students (Haas, Hendin, &amp; Mann, 2003; Osberg, 2004). Students and counselors have identified many stressors that contribute to the development or exacerbation of symptoms in those who are predisposed to experience diagnosable mental health disorders. In addition, many students experience various situational and maturational crises while in college. Most university counseling services are limited in the number of students they can treat and how much assistance they can provide. Many students who could benefit from mental health services do not actively seek them.</p> <h4>ABOUT THE AUTHOR</h4> <p>Dr. Cook is Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.</p> <p>The author discloses that she has no significant financial interests in any product or class of products discussed directly or indirectly in this activity, including research support.</p> <p>The author wishes to acknowledge James W. Jordan, Jr., Executive Director of NAMI-PA, and Mickey McElroy, BSW, Training Coordinator for NAMI-PA, for their support in helping to establish the NAMI-on-Campus chapter at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and for their assistance and support on the DHHS SAMHSA Campus Suicide Prevention (grant # SM57870-01). The views, opinions, and content of this publication are those of the author and contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of the CMHS, SAMHSA, or DHHS.</p> <p>Address correspondence to Linda J. Cook, DNSc, RN, BC, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; e-mail: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>

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