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Welcome to the Royal Return webpage, where you will find Queens University of Charlotte’s
blueprint, in partnership
with Novant Health, for returning safely to campus for a successful 2020 fall semester. While we are excited
for our community to reunite in person, we are also dedicated
to making adjustments to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff amid the COVID-19 threat.

Our partnership with Novant Health and its

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Mental Health and College Students

College campuses are offering more counseling to help deal with the problem. Is overprotective parenting a cause?

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The first year of college can produce mental health challenges for many students/Photo: Getty Images

The transition to a new school — and life — can be difficult for anyone, but as first-year students start classes at colleges across the country this fall, it may be bit more difficult for a surprisingly large proportion of them.

About 1 in 3 college frosh reported having suffered from mental health disorders in the years leading up to their arrival at college, according

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Rising suicide rates at college campuses prompt concerns over mental health care

Stanford University has agreed to change its involuntary leave of absence policy, mental health staffing and training to better accommodate students facing mental illness crises, including those who have been hospitalized following a suicide attempt. The decision is the result of a settlement agreement with a group of students who filed a class action lawsuit to reform allegedly discriminatory policies affecting student in mental health crises.

This development is timely as it directly addresses concerns over global suicide trends.

Suicide rates continue to increase across all age groups in America, but the rising youth suicide epidemic, which has progressively increased

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College Students Feeling the Strain of Social Distancing | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay)

MONDAY, April 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The lives of college students have been turned upside down due to the coronavirus pandemic, so an expert offers some advice to help them cope with the situation.

Along with having to switch from in-person classes to online sessions, students have lost many other parts of their daily routine, so it’s important to maintain a “foundation of coping skills” such as good sleep habits, healthy eating, self-care and taking breaks from screen time, said Caitlin Nevins, director of psychological services at McLean Hospital’s College Mental Health Program

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How The Pandemic Is Harming College Students’ Mental Health

Back in November, when life felt pretty normal, college students participated in a speaker series called “This Is My Brave” on campuses across the Boston area, sharing their mental health challenges.

Twenty-five-year-old Ali Gold from Medfield told an audience at Tufts University how as a teenager she struggled with anxiety, obsessive compulsive, eating and bi-polar disorders. After high school, Ali said she felt so lost, overwhelmed and unfulfilled that she began cutting herself. Then one night six years ago, she overdosed on prescription pills.

“I wrote a suicide note to comfort and apologize to my family and friends,” she said,

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