Cornell Looks for New Ways to Address Mental Health Problems

Cornell’s initiative to curb its student suicide rate makes it into the pages of The Wall Street Journal:

After years in which many colleges have said privacy rules prevent them from interceding with troubled students, Cornell is taking the opposite tack. Its “alert team” of administrators, campus police and counselors meets weekly to compare notes on signs of student emotional problems. People across campus, from librarians to handymen, are trained to recognize potentially dangerous behavior. And starting this year, Cornell is taking advantage of a rarely used legal exception to student-privacy rights: It is assuming students are dependents of their parents, allowing the school to inform parents of concerns without students’ permission.

Notice the story slug: “safety school”. Good one, WSJ.

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4 Responses to Cornell Looks for New Ways to Address Mental Health Problems

  1. kyle says:

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  3. I think this is a terrific approach to the suicide problem – I applaud an organization that is willing to work among its different parts to “compare notes” to help alleviate this problem.

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