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May Issue of Spectra Focuses on Communication and Mental Health on Campus

May 6, 2020

The May issue of Spectra offers perspectives from Communication scholars on the mental health challenges that confront students, faculty members, administrators, and others on university campuses. NCA Director of Academic and Professional Affairs LaKesha Anderson opens the issue with a poignant introduction reflecting on the challenges facing mothers in the academy. Sara LaBelle asks readers to consider faculty members’ role in confronting students’ mental health issues. Jennifer Rothman discusses the pressure students feel to get good grades in high school and college in the hopes of setting themselves up for success. Kathryn R. Wedemeyer-Strombel casts light on the struggles that face graduate students and advises students to consider their identities outside of graduate school. And, Jaclyn K. Brandhorst explains how campuses can address mental health stigma. 

Members, make sure to check your mailbox for your May issue of Spectra, or log in to download the issue here.