| By Gale Staff |
Did you know that almost two-thirds of college students report feeling overwhelming anxiety at least once during the academic year?* For those that struggle with stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues, they often don’t know where to turn. Or worse yet, they’re afraid to tell anyone that something is wrong. Explore ways you can offer students somewhere to turn to for help.
LET THEM KNOW, THEY’RE NEVER ALONE
Recognizing the dire need for solutions to support mental health and wellness, Gale partnered with the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation to curate Cameron’s Collection. Prior to her passing from an undiagnosed heart condition at the tender age of 16, Cameron herself battled depression and anxiety. Her dream was to raise awareness and erase the stigma about the topic. This collection works toward that goal by providing academic libraries, students, and faculty with mental health information—including where to go to find professional help.
PROMOTE A CULTURE OF SUPPORT
Places of higher education are uniquely positioned to foster an environment where students feel comfortable enough to want to speak up about their emotions. Cameron’s Collection can serve as a starting point for this dialogue. The 15 eBook titles within the collection span diverse topics, including suicide and mental health, panic disorders, the psychology of socializing, deconstructing stigmas, the influence of race and culture, and more.
ACCESS TO HELP 24/7
Gale’s eBook platform enables students to access content 24/7. They also have the option to save and download audio files onto their mobile device. These resources can be at their disposal when and wherever they are feeling their most vulnerable.
*American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment II: Reference Group Executive Summary Spring 2018. Silver Spring, MD: American College Health Association; 2018.