MASSACHUSETTS: A Focus on Student Mental Health

February 08, 2019
News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark News
State:  Massachusetts

Tufts Now

Tufts University is expanding its efforts to address student mental health. The university is joining JED Campus, a program that helps campuses evaluate and enhance their mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention activities. In addition to its on-campus counseling and mental health services, Tufts now offers stress reduction programs and telehealth resources that provide therapy by phone, chat, and video. This month, the university’s Mental Health Task Force plans to release the results of a study evaluating how effectively Tufts is addressing student needs. “We have made mental health a priority at Tufts in recognition of the importance of meeting our students’ needs, fostering resilience, and creating a healthy and supportive community,” said Tufts President Anthony P. Monaco.

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Populations:  Adults, Young Adults Ages 18 to 25 Years
Settings:  Colleges and Universities
Planning and Implementing:  Promoting Mental Health
Strategies:  Effective Care/Treatment, Life Skills and Resilience