Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

College Mental Health Education Programs

The Center has provided innovative University mental health education programs since 2000. Individualized services, on-campus programs and courses as well as distance learning opportunities, all aim to promote well-being, resilience, and academic success for students living with mental health conditions.

Program Overview

Over the years, we have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of diverse, bright, talented students who are living with emerging mental health challenges and substance use conditions including thought disorders, affective disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, and addictions. We operate on the premise that all students thrive when their wellness and resiliency skills support their academic, social, and work lives. We believe in recovery from mental health and substance use conditions, and the power of peers, mentoring, collaboration, mutuality, and inclusive communities.


A semester-long intensive program for young adults with mental health conditions on leave from college.  This program combines wellness and resiliency skill building with academic instruction and coaching to assist students to return successfully to their educational environments.

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College Coaching

Individualized, one-on-one skill-building and support around balancing academic work and wellness. This service can be provided in-person and remotely.

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A college wellness course focused on developing well-being, academic, and interpersonal skills to assist students who are struggling on campus to thrive.  This course is available as a distance learning opportunity as well as in person at Boston University.

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Healthy Relationships

A skills-building course focused on understanding, building, navigating, and maintaining health-promoting interpersonal connections with the individuals in our communities. This course is available as a distance learning opportunity as well as in person at Boston University.

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A variety of free, staff and peer-led classes, hangouts, workouts and more offered Monday-Friday for young adults committed to building community, wellness, and collegiate resilience. Activity themes range from music & visual arts to games & sports.


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College Mental Health Education Programs hosts free-open enrollment courses that promote community, collegiate resiliency and wellness. We welcome you to join us!

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Leave of Absence Guides

Boston University and The Ruderman Family Foundation Release a First-of-its-Kind Set of Manuals on Best Practices for College Student Leave of Absence Policies

Separate guides — one for students and another for campus leaders, faculty, and staff — come as the COVID-19 pandemic creates an unprecedented mental health crisis for students

Student Guide


Administrator, Faculty & Staff Guide


What Students Say About Leave of Absences

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