Mental Health 101: Recognizing and Responding to Student Mental Health Issues (EDU450V)

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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 90 minutes
  • Tue, April 7, 2015
Event Description

Get Expert Advice and Best Strategies to Identify Signs and Respond Effectively to Student Mental Health Issues

Recent studies confirm that the number of college students with mental health issues is growing and there is an increase in the severity of the psychological issues that these students face. Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are leading impediments to retention and interfere with a student's ability to succeed academically. The signs of serious mental illness often first manifest in late adolescence and early adulthood increasing the likelihood that a student will be on a college campus during his or her first mental health crisis.

Do you know the signs to look out for in a student with a mental health issue? How should you respond if you suspect that a student's poor academic performance or behavioral issue is due to a mental illness? How should you prepare and respond to a mental health emergency?

In this 90-minute presentation by Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke, you will learn how to recognize signs of a possible mental health issue and what practical steps to take to respond to a mental health crisis and make mental health referrals.

Session Highlights:

  • Prevalence and demographics of major mental disorders in the United States
  • Symptoms of Schizophrenia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Panic Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Suicide assessment and crisis intervention - 4-step assessment for suicidal students
  • How to communicate with a student in a mental health crisis
  • Strategies for effectively responding to disruptive behavior related to mental health concerns and managing mental health issues
  • Strategies for responding to mental health emergencies
  • Recognizing signs of a mental health issue in students
  • Practical tips for making referrals to a mental health professional or appropriate resources
  • Campus and community resources
  • Statistical information on mental health and student success

Who should attend

  • College Faculty
  • K-12 Teachers, Guidance Counselors, and Special Education Teachers
  • College Advisors
  • College Counselors
  • Disabilities/ Accessibility Services Staff
  • Residence Life Staff
  • Retention Specialists, At-Risk Population Specialists
  • Student Life Staff
  • First Year Experience/New Student Orientation Coordinators
  • Parents and Family Members
  • Faculty Professional Development Coordinators
  • Veteran Services
  • Campus Safety
  • Behavior Intervention Team
  • Human Resource Professionals

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About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke
Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke is a clinical psychologist, mental health consultant, and retired psychology professor who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brown University and her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. Dr. Clarke worked as a psychotherapist in a wide variety... More info