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The College Faculty Guide to Academic Supports for College Students with Serious Mental Health Conditions

Video Series

This video series is one of the outcomes from our project, “Peer Academic Supports for College Students with Serious Mental Health Conditions (PASS 1.0).”  

During this research project, college students with mental health conditions provided feedback on how they could best be supported to increase their success at college, and college professors and faculty shared their strategies on accommodations for these students. We’ve compiled all this feedback into this short video series that can help college faculty support the academic participation and success of students with mental health conditions.

Overview

This video series is designed to provide information and strategies for college faculty members regarding how to support the academic participation and success of students who experience mental health conditions. Mental health conditions are commonly experienced by college students, yet myths and misconceptions about mental health conditions persist. The goal of this video series is to dispel these misconceptions and to provide research-based information regarding how the experience of a mental health condition can impact a student’s academic participation and performance.

The video series offers a number of actionable strategies for faculty members regarding how to structure their courses to support student mental health and specific ways in which they can support the academic participation and success of students with mental health conditions. Students, faculty members, and mental health experts are featured throughout the video series, accompanying critical information that promotes faculty reflection on supporting these students.

Video 1

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Video 1 describes mental health conditions and dispels common misconceptions regarding college students who experience them.

Video 2

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Video 2 summarizes ways in which having a mental health condition can impact a student’s academic performance.

Video 3

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Video 3 details the purpose and nature of academic accommodations for students with mental health conditions and offers examples of such accommodations.

Video 4

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Video 4 offers strategies for faculty members regarding how to support the academic success of students with mental health conditions.

Video 5

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Video 5 is a continuation of the previous video (Video 4). Video 5 offers additional strategies for faculty members regarding how to support the academic success of students with mental health conditions.

Resources

Students indicate that faculty mental health training is the most important awareness training that a campus can provide.

Below is a list of examples of such trainings, though no endorsements should be assumed.