Today’s college students face stress everywhere they turn, from friend and roommate tensions to financial strains and fear of becoming a victim of school violence. Consider these stats:
A handful of university medical centers around the country offer telemedicine services to the broader community.
Typically, these services are designed to provide options for people who live in remote areas and tend to have less access to health specialists.
Link to main story: TeleHELP in higher ed
Teletherapy has been around for more than two decades and can be delivered through videoconferencing, phone or online messaging.
Alternate terms for teletherapy include telebehavioral health, telepsychiatry, e-behavioral health, telemental health, e-care and telecare.
Multiple peer-reviewed studies, including several meta-analyses, show that teletherapy is as effective as in-person therapy for certain conditions.
Question 1: What are the most common misconceptions about teletherapy services for college students?
“With teletherapy still being relatively new to colleges and consumers, there is often the misconception that this is a new type of healthcare service in itself. But teletherapy is just a means of providing therapy as we’ve known it through a medium that creates more access for more students.”
—Cody Semrau, founder and CEO, BetterMynd
A culturally rich, historically black neighborhood in Pensacola, Florida, has been experiencing gentrification.
To keep the legacy of the Belmont-DeVilliers community alive, a local engineer is guiding a group of University of West Florida undergraduates creating a virtual version of the neighborhood—along with a small brick-and-mortar museum to showcase the project.
It’s just one of many such opportunities at West Florida.
Why should U.S. colleges and universities follow global trends in active classrooms? What is the biggest lesson administrators can learn?