Meeting Students Where They Are: Online Mental Health Simulations

It’s perhaps the most stressful time in history to be a college student. Uncertainty about the future and sudden shifts to remote learning add to the existing stressors of everyday life —pressure to perform well, social media, finances, etc.

Now more than ever, colleges recognize the need for mental health training to provide essential skills to faculty, staff, and students to create healthier and more supportive campus communities. Many higher education institutions are finding success in implementing online training solutions to fill this pressing need, and are seeing improved student mental health, retention, and academic performance as a result. On this page we’ll explore some of these success stories, as well as background information and practical advice to help you implement your own mental health training.