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Virginia Tech as a sentinel event: the role of psychiatry in managing emotionally troubled students on college and university campuses.

Giggie MA. Virginia Tech as a Sentinel Event: The Role of Psychiatry in Managing Emotionally Troubled Students on College and University Campuses. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2015;23(6):413-25. doi:10.1097/HRP.0000000000000088.

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December 2, 2015
Giggie MA. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2015;23:413-25.

Exploring a sentinel event at a college involving a student with mental health issues, this commentary highlights complex psychological problems among students on college campuses and the need for college psychiatrists to better understand confidentiality policies. The author advocates for a more robust process for involving psychiatrists in the care of troubled students could help to prevent large-scale system failures.

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Giggie MA. Virginia Tech as a Sentinel Event: The Role of Psychiatry in Managing Emotionally Troubled Students on College and University Campuses. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2015;23(6):413-25. doi:10.1097/HRP.0000000000000088.