Franklin James Cook

College Mental Health Legal Guide Published

In Intervention, Policy on November 7, 2008 at 9:12 am

ORIGINAL REPORT — The Harvard Crimson reports on a new manual, “Student Mental Health and the Law,” recently released by the Jed Foundation. The manual is designed to help colleges and universities deal effectively with students’ emotional distress.

With the self-described goal of providing campus workers a rundown of applicable laws, guidelines, and recommendations, the manual serves “to support well-informed decision-making around students at risk.”

Richard D. Kadison, the chief of mental health at Harvard University Health Services, said yesterday that he is familiar with the work of the Jed Foundation, and echoed the [Jed Foundation’s] emphasis on holistic treatment of student distress issues to prevent suicide and student violence.

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  1. […] a postscript, it is noteworthy that a recent SPNAC post titled “College Mental Health Legal Guide Published” points to a new manual that is available, “Student Mental Health and the Law.” And the […]

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