Wellness, Mental Health and College Students: What's an Advisor To Do?

This session will provide RIT Advisors with an overview of wellness issues that impact academic success and mental health. Mental health trends and precipitating and contributing factors to mental illness in college students.  The following will be discussed:   

·         The advisor’s particular point of view and role

·         Lifestyle impacts on academic performance and emotional functioning

·         What we are seeing in young adults

·         National Mental Health trends

·         Treatment Issues

·         Challenges for Advisors

Partnering with RIT Resources- how and when to access them if time permits

After completing this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize wellness issues that are often prevalent on college campuses and which may impact mental health


  • Identify contributing factors


  • Identify RIT resources to support students


  • Identify challenges for advisors and resources

If you require interpreting services, please contact cpd@rit.edu as soon as possible.

Facilitator Information: 

Donna Rubin, Assistant Vice President for Student Wellness

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