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.
Who should attend
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 var... More info