Release date: 3-16-2010
Faculty Associate research highlighted: Eileen Anderson-Fye, EdD
A mental health crisis is taking place on college campuses around the country. There is growing concern about the serious mental health issues of college students and the mounting need for professional resources to mitigate and treat them. The college transition from late adolescence to emerging adulthood can be especially challenging for young people managing mental illness while transitioning to a peer-based college environment and juggling campus life. This research and policy brief highlights the initial findings from the Transitions in Medication Experience (TIME) study. The goal of this study is to better understand college student experiences with managing their own psychiatric medications and mental health services in the transitions to and through college. This two year pilot addresses the existing gap in knowledge about the practices and experiences of late adolescents taking psychiatric medications in college contexts.