One of higher education’s crowning achievements is that colleges and universities are currently educating many groups of people who have been denied access to this resource in the past. A growing percentage of the new population of students arrives on campus with unique mental health needs, which until now campuses have been largely unprepared to accommodate. This new student profile may be more familiar to Student Affairs’ offices, but the educational implications extend to the whole campus. Members of NERCHE’s Student Affairs Think Tank discussed this topic at one of their meetings and offer the following insights.
New England Resource Center for Higher Education, University of Massachusetts Boston, "Brief 9: Practices and Policies for Dealing with Students with Mental Health Issues" (2001). New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications. 33.