Education Resources

Interested in a research study?

Do you know a student with mental health issues who’s looking for resources? Eligible students may be able to get help with school through our paid research study. Check out the study flier for more information!

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Salzer, M.S., Wick, L.C., Rogers & J.C. (2008). “Familiarity With and Use of Accommodations and Supports Among Postsecondary Students with Mental Illness.” Psychiatric Services, 59 (4).

Toolkits/Monographs/Guidebooks

20 Apps for Student Success

There are SO many apps that it is difficult to narrow down which ones can be helpful. Developed by our Supported Education Interventionist Paige O’Sullivan, CTRS, this app list identifies key areas in which students with and without mental health conditions may need additional support!

About Supported Education

This one page document highlights Supported Education at a glance. This includes a definition of Supported Education, why it’s important today, and what it looks like in practice. Additionally, this documents details what an Educational Specialist is and how they work with students to achieve education goals.

Your College Community: How People with Psychiatric Disabilities Can Make the Most of Their College Experience

This manual details the various opportunities for support, social and personal growth, wellness, and entertainment students can find on campus. This guide provides tips on what college students should expect and how to take advantage of all that their college or university has to offer from arts and culture, health and recreation, academic supports, and maintaining mental wellness and recovery. Providers or student peer support specialists are welcome to adjust the manual to their specific college or university campus, or insert contact information to resources specific to the college so that they can tailor the students’ experience.

Education Fact Sheet: Consumers

This fact sheet summarizes the strategies and resources which can be used by mental health consumers to support them in reaching their educational goals, from obtaining a GED or enrolling in a trade school to succeeding in higher education.  These documents may also be adapted to include the specific supports and services offered by your community or organization.

Education Fact Sheet: Providers

This fact sheet summarizes the strategies and resources which can be used by mental health providers to support them in reaching their educational goals, from obtaining a GED or enrolling in a trade school to succeeding in higher education.  These documents may also be adapted to include the specific supports and services offered by your community or organization.

A Practical Guide for People with Disabilities Who Want to Go to College

This document provides a practical guide to help people with disabilities who want to pursue their education goals at a community college, career institutes, four-year college or university or graduate school. The guide provides an overview of the challenges and supports needed to help achieve this goal, including finding the right school, locating supports at your school, managing your disability and your education, and using your new educational qualifications in the search for a better job. Other areas addressed include assessing your own interests and skills, funding your education, disclosing your disability, and locating supports and services to succeed at school. This versatile guide can be used by consumers, rehabilitation and/or case management personnel, and family members/friends or individuals with disabilities.

The Barriers Faced by College Students with Psychiatric Disabilities

Dr. Mark Salzer, Ph.D. Director of the Temple University Collaborative, was interviewed by Larry Abramson from NPR’s All Things Considered on December 2, 2008, along with Karen Bower, Esq from the Bazelon Center for Metal Health Law on the barriers college students with psychiatric disabilities face.   To listen: http:www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97713906.

The College Experience

This document provides students in college settings – along with their parents and instructors – tips for reducing the stresses that commonly impact college students, in addition to providing guidance on the type of ‘reasonable accommodations’ students with psychiatric disabilities can request to help them meet the demands of college.

Supporting Students: A Model Policy for Colleges and Universities

This 2007 monograph from the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law provides a set of model policies for colleges and universities to use in responding to the complex issues raised by college students in crisis.  It suggests guiding principles and specific activities related to offering appropriate counseling and referral, assuring confidentiality, providing reasonable accommodations, making and ending leaves of absence, utilizing disciplinary procedures in a nondiscriminatory way, and educating and training university personnel.