Chapter 8. Working with the Campus Community

  1. Jerald Kay MD Professor Chair2 and
  2. Victor Schwartz MD University Dean of Students3
  1. Lorraine D. Siggins MD Chief Psychiatrist Director

Published Online: 6 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470686836.ch8

Mental Health Care in the College Community

Mental Health Care in the College Community

How to Cite

Siggins, L. D. (2010) Working with the Campus Community, in Mental Health Care in the College Community (eds J. Kay and V. Schwartz), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470686836.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, East Medical Plaza, 627 S. Edwin Moses Dr, Dayton, OH 45408, USA

  2. 3

    Yeshiva University, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 500 W.185th St., New York, NY 10033, USA

Author Information

  1. Mental Health and Counseling Center, Yale University Health Services, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 17 Hillhouse Avenue, PO Box 208237, New Haven, CT 06520, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470746189

Online ISBN: 9780470686836



  • working with the campus community;
  • university community - central role in crucially important phase of personal development;
  • mental hygiene movement - Clifford Beers;
  • mental hygiene departments - rooted in preventative and community framework;
  • five basic services - inpatient treatment, emergency services, partial hospitalization, outpatient services, consultation and education;
  • universal interventions - targeting general public;
  • selective interventions - targeting individuals;
  • indicated interventions - targeting high risk individuals


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Some developmental considerations

  • The evolution of the college mental health service mission

  • The college mental health service and the university community

  • Outreach educational and consultative services to students

  • Relationship of college mental health service to the faculty, university administration and deans of student life

  • Confidentiality

  • Conclusion

  • Appendix A: A model “at risk/student support program” in a small residential campus

  • References