At institutions of higher learning across the nation, many individuals are dedicated to generating a new wave of campus-driven recovery supports for students. They are part of a movement that has been growing since the late 1970s and continues to respond to the significant behavioral health conditions that can arise before or during the college years. For example, half of all lifetime mental disorders start by the mid-teen years. Only one third of young adults aged 18 to 25 with any mental illness received mental health services in 2014. Additionally, binge drinking on college campuses is common, with approximately 40 percent of students engaging in this behavior during the past month in 2013. Panelists will discuss collegiate recovery in diverse higher education settings and ways to support students who are initiating or maintaining recovery from mental and/or substance use disorders. The show will also explore housing and other types of supports amongst institutions of higher learning nationwide, including specific policies and programs, and organizational efforts to expand this model across the country.
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