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Mental and Behavioral Health, Student Success

This Is Us: Supporting Students with Serious Mental Health Conditions in College

Getting through college can be hard, harder still for those with a mental health condition. From deciding to disclose a disability, to advocating for accommodations, to navigating leave and reentry policies, the journey can be so fraught with challenges that 86% of students with serious mental illness won’t ever finish. …

MCQ. Issue 22
Mental and Behavioral Health, Physical Health

Patterns During the Pandemic:  How Eating Disorders Have Affected College Students During COVID-19

When the pandemic struck midway through the second semester of her sophomore year at college, 19-year-old Jane flew thousands of miles home to California and found herself almost entirely without the activities or responsibilities that she’d devoted herself to before. “I went home, and all of a sudden, I had…

MCQ. Issue 22
Sexual Assault and Title IX

Campus Concern: Sexual Assault Post-Pandemic

Returning to college this fall may require heightened efforts towards sexual assault prevention Across the nation, colleges and their students are preparing to return to campus for a fall semester like no other. This year, half of all students at many four-year universities will be experiencing college life for the…

MCQ. Issue 22
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mental and Behavioral Health

The Mental Health of Asian International Students Should Be a Priority for US Colleges

There are currently over a million international undergraduate and graduate students attending higher education institutions in the United States, making up 5.5% of all enrollments.  This highly sought-after group of students has brought scholarship diversity, global perspective, and steady tuition to American higher education. But as these numbers start to…

MCQ. Issue 22
Substance Use, Physical Health

Innovations in Behavioral Health Care

Maximizing the Effectiveness of Virtual Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA The negative consequences associated with high-risk drinking, including academic impairment, social harms, injury, and death (White & Hingson, 2013) are perennial concerns. Nearly one-third…

MCQ. Issue 22
Mental and Behavioral Health, College Affordability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Student Success

Questions and Answers with Nicholas Zeppos, Chancellor Emeritus, Vanderbilt University

Well before the media coined it “the college mental health crisis,” Nicholas Zeppos made student mental health one of his key priorities at Vanderbilt.  By the time he retired as Chancellor in 2019, Zeppos had incorporated this into every facet of university life, having come to believe that the emotional…

MCQ. Issue 22
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