Campus mental health services: Recommendations for change

Carol T. Mowbray, Deborah Megivern, James M. Mandiberg, Shari Strauss, Catherine H. Stein, Kim Collins, Sandra Kopels, Caroline Curlin, Robin Lett

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College officials indicate that the number of students with serious mental illnesses has risen significantly. Recent media attention surrounding several high profile suicides has opened discussion of mental illness on campus. The authors summarize literature on college students and mental illness, including barriers to service receipt. Recommendations to improve campus-based responses to serious mental illness are presented on the basis of well-accepted service principles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-237
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2006


  • Higher education services
  • Psychiatric disability
  • Serious mental illness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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