Essays in Education


Universities in the U.S. have seen their students’ experience an increase in mental health issues that relate to their personal development and academic performance. The development of non-profit organizations that specifically address the issue of mental health in higher education and recent trends of improving wellness and well-being have seen universities increase professionals to treat mental health issues as well as programs that develop wellness in students. The continued increase of mental health issues in conjunction with the increase of supportive measures for students suggests that universities need to reframe solutions to the issues that students experience. Finland and Aalto University provide exemplary examples of how to create supportive resources and policies that promote health to improve health within higher educational institutes through relevant resources, improved university support through frequent points of contact, and improved organizational culture.

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