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Knowing where to turn: Campus groups collaborate to offer broad range of mental health resources and assistance

The statistics are sobering. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, 50 percent of college students rated their mental health below average or poor, and 75 percent of students who suffer from depression do not seek help for their mental health problems. In addition, 80 percent of college students report they feel stress, and yet only 25 percent seek help. With these numbers on the rise nationwide, and knowing the importance of mental health and its contribution to a successful academic and social life, colleges are striving to put effective counseling and guidance practices in place.

Liberty University acknowledges that college can be a big transition for students, especially when they are dealing with so many life changes away from home, and wants to make sure there are resources in place to provide a holistic approach to mental health. The university has stepped up by creating a broad network

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Ghana: Health Professionals, Transport Operators in C/R Collaborate to Reduce Maternal Mortality

Cape Coast — Health professionals and transport operators in the Central Region have affirmed their commitment to reduce maternal mortality in the region by supporting the transportation of pregnant women to health facilities within the region.

They have, therefore, called for a review of an existing memorandum of understanding (MoU) that allowed members of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) and other transport unions to offer services to pregnant women who are in labour or need critical healthcare.

They made the commitment at a stakeholders meeting on activities under the MoU organised by the Regional Health Directorate in Cape Coast.

It was attended by district directors of health, members of the GPRTU, midwives and officials from the Regional Health Directorate.

The Central Regional health administration in 2005, signed an MoU with transport unions under which drivers are to transport women in labour to health centres as part of its

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