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Special Student Populations: Students with Mental Health Needs

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Ashley Fletcher

on 25 March 2013

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Transcript of Special Student Populations: Students with Mental Health Needs

Students with Mental Health Needs Special Student Populations Mental Health Illness in College Students Resources and Support College Adjustment College Adjustment Psychological, emotional, social issues
Collaborative relationships between faculty, admin, and student services
Impact on higher education
Disciplinary Policies Higher Education Implications
Collaborative relationship between faculty, administration, and student services is vital for student well-being
Admissions--can they be denied? (Liebert, 2003)
Disciplinary Policies
Counseling Services
Elizabeth Burrows, Erica Cockrell, Karli Coverdale, Ashley Fletcher, William Key and April Williams Psychodynamic Therapy

Behavior Therapy

Humanistic Therapy Find More Information Here! "Mental health illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life" (NAMI, 2013). Students with mental health needs are accommodated to individually and uniquely within school systems. The collaboration of teachers, specialist and family creating individual goals serves the primary purpose of having the child remain in a mainstream institution. The plan is tailored to the individuals needs before a decision to remove from mainstream is made. The sequence of planning for individuals with mental health needs begin at birth (VA Dept. of Education) Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
Individualized Education Plan (IEP) http://www.Facebook.com/SpecialStudentPopulations http://specialstudentpopulations.weebly.com List of Common Mental Health Illnesses for College Students Depression & Suicide Depression
Causes of depression- 1.Family history (if someone in family has had depression then you could develop it also. 2. Stress and environmental factors (College, family, social and financial). 3 Age (common between 15 and 24). 4. Gender (70 percent more in women than men). Marital Status (single individuals are more likely to become depressed).
Signs- 1. Violent actions and reactions towards others, 2.Changes in eating and sleeping habits, 3. Drug and alcohol use, unusual neglect of personal appearance, 4. To demonstrate rebellious behavior or running away.Causes of Suicide- There are numerous causes, but mainly from results of feeling like you cannot cope when you are faced with what seems to be an overwhelming life situation.
4.Eating Disorders
5.Self Harm
6.Substance Abuse
7.Sleep deprivation and Insomnia
8.ADHD Additional Resources
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