Faculty and their Role in Student Mental Health
Sep 15, 2022
Content from AAVMC
As higher education and the role of educators has evolved
over time, more and more faculty have found themselves in
positions where they have needed to navigate student mental
The needs and concerns of students can vary
from disclosing a diagnosis for accommodations or needing
time to access mental health appointments to experiencing
mental health distress or crisis.
Faculty and advisors are often
individuals that students may first reach out to or engage with.
While for many faculty this may be an unfamiliar conversation
to have with students, there are resources to help them be
compassionate, inclusive, and still establish boundaries with
students that reinforces their primary role as educators.
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