For students with mental health needs, the transition to campus life can be a major challenge. Students must adjust to living independently, take on new academic work and also manage their health and wellness. Despite the fact that most colleges and universities have some kind of support in place, an unacceptably large proportion of students with mental health needs still end up leaving campus.
In a new Focus newsletter, CAFE TAC takes a look at a pair of efforts to help both students that are transitioning to college for the first time, as well as those seeking to return to school after a health-related absence. While each of these approaches takes a different tack, both hold promise for helping students with mental health needs to succeed in higher education, and enjoy the same benefits as their typical peers. Check out Focus 38: New Models for Transition to Higher Education for Students with Mental Health Needs.