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‘They probably thought I was a criminal’: Baker Acted students say wearing handcuffs worsens their experience

‘They probably thought I was a criminal’: Baker Acted students say wearing handcuffs worsens their experience

October 15, 2019

Law enforcement agencies can involuntarily transport students to mental health treatment centers under a Florida law called the Baker Act. But when they use handcuffs to do so, which experts say is relatively standard, students say it makes their situation even worse.

‘The job wasn’t worth it’: the stressful world of resident assistants

‘The job wasn’t worth it’: the stressful world of resident assistants

October 11, 2019

While being a resident assistant (RA) at FAU means you get an hourly pay on top half-priced housing, their workday never ends — and the stress has a powerful impact on their mental health.

FAU improves counselor ratio and mental health programming

FAU improves counselor ratio and mental health programming

October 7, 2019

The state organization that oversees higher-education said FAU’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) counselor-to-st...

FAU punter calls out mental health stigma for student athletes

FAU punter calls out mental health stigma for student athletes

October 4, 2019

FAU Athletics announced they're launching different mental health initiatives after Sebastian Riella, a football player, started raising awareness on Twitter.

Students and faculty researchers progress in mental health-related projects

Students and faculty researchers progress in mental health-related projects

October 3, 2019

Here are some of FAU’s research projects from both faculty and students. Almost $2 million has been dedicated toward these studies.