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Mental and Behavioral Health

India’s Campus Mental Health Crisis: How One University is Attempting to Create a New Narrative on Student Mental Health

As American college students report escalating rates of anxiety and depression, they may be comforted to know that students around the world share similar struggles. A 2018 report by the World Health Organization’s World Mental Health International College Student Initiative revealed that one in three first-year students from eight countries…

MCQ. Issue 23
10/20/2021
Sponsored | Physical Health

FRONTLINES: Interview with Dr. Sarah Van Orman

What does it take to make college health the “voice of public health” for the college community?  What enables it to prepare for and respond to the health challenges of the 21st century? And how has all this been challenged and advanced by COVID-19?  These are some of the questions…

MCQ. Issue 23
10/20/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health

If Everyday Conversations Were Music

Twenty-one-year-old Dennis Cogan’s Zoom background is an array of strikingly-colored band posters from his parents’ generation that cover his dorm room wall. “I wish everyday conversations were like music, where people would be honest about their emotions,” he remarked, pointing to a treasured blow up of Led Zeppelin. He smiled…

MCQ. Issue 23
10/20/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health

From How They Feel to Who They Are: Exploring the Emotional Wellbeing of Student Activists

Innovations in Behavioral Health Care is a peer-reviewed section of the Mary Christie Quarterly that features breakthrough research and commentary on the emotional and behavioral health of young adults. Samantha Smith MPH, CHES is a Doctoral Student in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health at University of Maryland School…

MCQ. Issue 23
10/20/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health, Student Success

Dear Professor: Here’s What We Wish You Knew

Insights from Interviews on the Role of Faculty in Student Mental Health Amid the pandemic, faculty have played an outsized and unprecedented role in student mental wellbeing. Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, professors often represented the only contact students had with their colleges or universities. Some faculty have embraced this…

MCQ. Issue 23
10/20/2021
Opinion | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mental and Behavioral Health

Activism and Self-Reflection: One Student’s Journey

It was August 2020, and we were five months into quarantine, which meant five months away from campus, and five months of the absent hustle of student organizing. Like many others, quarantine had brought me two main things: stillness and time to reflect. During the months prior, I had many…

MCQ. Issue 23
10/20/2021
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