Resources on Mental-Health Issues for Study-Abroad Offices

May 26, 2010

Colleges trying to craft procedures for dealing with students with mental-health issues don't need to be on their own. There are plenty of online resources for administrators, describing common concerns and suggesting policy interventions for study-abroad offices.

Gary Rhodes, who runs the Center for Global Education, an online clearinghouse for information about health and safety in education abroad at Loyola Marymount University, suggests the following book and articles:

Nafsa's Guide to Education Abroad for Advisers and Administrators

"NAFSA Best Practices in Addressing Mental Health Issues Affecting Education Abroad Participants"

"Study Abroad and Mental Health: Identifying, Assisting, and Referring Students in Distress"

"Mental Health and Crisis Management: Assisting University of Notre Dame Study Abroad Students"

"Health and Medical Care—Mental Health Issues"

"Maintaining Mental and Emotional Health"