This section is intended to provide students, faculty, administrators, staff, and parents with general information about mental health topics as well as resources for assistance and/or further learning. It is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather a guide for those concerned about themselves or another person. If you think someone may be experiencing an emergency situation, call the Office of Public Safety at 860.685.2345 or the on-call clinician at 860.685.2910.
Most of the time, the difficulties experienced by college students are typical developmental struggles that do not require special intervention or treatment. This is not always the case, however. College students struggle with a range of mental health issues and are currently seeking assistance from their university counseling centers at record high rates. This section is intended to provide an overview of some of the more common disorders diagnosed during the college years, but it is not exhaustive. The following links may be useful in learning more about these and other mental health issues:
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
- American Psychological Association Psychology Help Center
The following websites are interactive and aimed at assisting college students better understand their emotional struggles as well as access support for them: