From kicking students out of campus housing with nowhere else to go, abruptly forcing them to withdraw from school, and even involuntarily committing students to psychiatric wards, it is clear that mental health is not taken lightly at many schools, but it often reaches the point that students end up feeling punished for seeking help. As one professor explains, "colleges are very accustomed to accommodating learning and physical disabilities, but they don't understand simple ways of accommodating mental health disabilities", which is creating a growing problem.
The Newsweek article below is definitely worth a read, it not only shares a number of student experiences, but also discusses the rates of depression and suicidal ideation among university students, and explores possible reasons why these institutions may be so strict when it comes to mental health. It also highlights the legal battles that have ensued and shares some ideas to improve the current situation while still maintaining safety on campus.
"How Colleges Flunk Mental Health" by Katie Baker (Newsweek)