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Counseling Services will host a session entitled, “Mental Health And International Students” on Thursday, Nov.  21 from 2 to 4 p.m. in CLC 309.

 You, your colleagues, and your team should be aware of the warning signs of a developing mental health problem among international students and an understanding of how you can effectively respond to these growing concerns. Factors such as separation from one’s family/support system, loneliness, a lack of a sense of “fitting in”, academic pressure and more can increase the risk of developing a mental health problem.

 Mental Health and International Students 2014:  Next Practices for Higher Education with an increase in international students attending North American institutions of higher education, there is a growing need to improve understanding of mental health concerns faced by this special population of students you aim to support and serve.

 For more details, contact Frances Jarratt-Hortis at fjarratt-hortis@uscupstate.edu.

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