Archive for the ‘Higher Education’ Category

College Student Mental Health Resource

July 13th, 2015

‘Affordable Colleges Online’ created this guide to inform college students (and their friends and families) on the various on-campus and online resources they can use should a mental health concern arise:

Transitioning to College Life

September 4th, 2014

With summer coming to a close, many young adults will be transitioning to college life for the first time. For most incoming students, the transition can be challenging. For students with mental health conditions, getting familiar with the mental health services and supports that their college or university offers can help with this transition. The […]

Off to College?

August 27th, 2013

It is estimated that over 21 million people will be attending some sort of higher education this coming school year. For those that are just entering college, the change can be daunting. This transitional period can be stressful and challenging. Knowing what type of supports that are available for mental health is important. The following […]

After College?

June 16th, 2011

Although the health care bill has recently passed, many of the new provisions will not take effect for some time.  For recent college graduates, staying on their parents’ coverage may be a good option since many insurance companies have already expanded their coverage to the children of dependents until they are 26.  As of last […]

Emerging Signs

July 13th, 2010

Since mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the United States, it is vitally important that people of all ages be aware of the signs, symptoms, and proper treatment options for mental disease.  As explained by the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by […]

Early Birds Get the Worm: Planning for College Success

April 6th, 2010

With spring’s arrival the gardeners come out of hibernation, the birds return, the leaves unfold…and the college acceptance letters arrive.  As students across Minnesota discover where they’ll be going this fall, it is a great time to begin planning for the transition to college. The first year of college can be challenging.  Not only do […]