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Academic Impressions Webcast: Strategies to Confidently Communicate with Students Experiencing Mental Health Challenges

Learn best practices for more effective interactions with students experiencing mental health issues, even if you're not a counselor.

The mental wellbeing of college students is becoming a major source of concern for higher education administrators, faculty, and staff. One in four young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 have a diagnosable mental illness and frequently college staff are the first to notice the warning signs.

When front-line faculty and staff encounter such a student, they could feel:

  • scared (“This is way too much for me to handle.”)

  • disengaged (“That’s not my job.”)

  • confused (“Why is the student acting this way?”)

Have you ever felt like you didn’t know what to say when faced with a student who is exhibiting signs of burnout or high levels of stress? Even if you’re not a counselor, you can make a difference in the lives of these students by adopting appropriate communication strategies.

Join us for this online training to learn and practice six ways you can interact with and support students who may be exhibiting signs of a mental health condition.

For Anyone who Communicates with Students

If you regularly interact with students, it’s almost certain you also interact with students who are experiencing mental health challenges. This webcast will benefit frontline staff or faculty with non-counseling backgrounds who regularly communicate with students.

Access this webcast with your Academic Impressions membership.