Mental health of students
University life can offer a range of experiences, but if problems occur, students, who exist at the boundary between childhood and adulthood from both psychological and social perspectives, can find themselves unable to deal with the issue on their own. In such cases, the support of faculty and staff, parents or guardians, friends, etc., will be vital.
If one of your students appears to be concerned about even a small issue, faculty members should work with the related departments in order to solve the problem as quickly as possible. Please contact the following offices for advice or to provide information.
Furthermore, cults and other extremist organizations have been noticed in the past trying actively to engage students in their activities. Additionally, bullying, abuse, harassment, social exclusion and a range of other socially problematic behaviors, as well as suicide, drug problems etc. are increasingly apparent among young people.
Faculty members should be aware of these issues at all times. The Center for Health Seience and Counseling has physicians, counselors, and public health nurses who offer a variety of advice and support services, including health advice, mental health advice, and support for people with disabilities. The full-time faculty members and staff assigned to the Center offer support as experts in this area.
○Center for Health Seience and Counseling
- ・Coordinate Secition
Full-time coordinators (faculty members), who act as general consultants, work in close partnership with faculty members at each school, institute and faculty to identify high-risk students. In addition, the students' conditions are assessed and support is provided in cooperation with on-campus counselors, physicians, parents, and off-campus related organizations (medical, welfare, education, etc.).
If you are not sure where to contact for help, please contact the Coordinate Secition.
- ・Counseling sevtion
Full - time counselors (teachers) are available to counsel students on a broad range of issues relating to life, relationships, future plans, and concerns relating to their studies, etc. Each undergraduate/graduate school also has selected members of staff available for advice, particularly relating to studying different subjects.
Doctors (faculty members) and public health nurses (or standard nurses) are available for periodic health checks on students, as well as health advice, mental health advice, counseling and first-aid.
- ・Support Section for Inclusion
This office provides students who have disabilities or illnesses with support in securing reasonable accommodation in their learning.
- ・Section of Health Promotion & Information
Full-time faculty members collect, analyze, and disseminate health data for all students, and organize group activities for students with health risks to provide them with guidance about self-care.
○Office for Harassment Prevention and Counseling
The specialized counselors provide advice and counseling for counsulatations regarding harassment (acts that infringe human dignity).
○International Student Center
This center provides Japanese language and Japanese studies, education for internatiounal students, operates short-term international student programs, as well as offering guidance and counseling for international syudents. Student consultations are done by faculty members.
○One - Stop Consulation Service
There are five locations around the University, supported by staff responsible for student affairs. Problems, questions, consultations etc. from students are welcome, and the offices work in partnership where necessary with the Center for Health Scienses and Counseling, Office for Harassment Prevention and Counseling and International Student Center.