The objective of this mandate is to assess the effects of the program: "Mental Health in College: equip teachers and professionals to limit the school dropout among depressive students following the transition to college."
Colleges and universities from across North America attended a phenomenal rise in the number of requests for consultations for mental health problems. Of these, depression is listed as one of the strongest predictors of school dropout during the school-college transition. In order to prevent school dropout, this project aims to develop both educational and intervention tools for teachers and professionals who work with depressive students during the school-college transition. Three objectives are pursued: 1. Identify personal, family and school characteristics of students with symptoms of depression in the first year of college; 2- Produce guide-lines for teachers in this population; 3- Produce an intervention guide for professionals involved in mental health among students with symptoms of depression.
Location: Montreal, Canada
Client: UQAM, Department of Psychology