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Mary Christie Quarterly

News, information, and commentary on the issues facing administrators and policymakers regarding student health and higher education policy

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Data and reports on the behavioral health of teens and young adults

January 11, 2023

The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young Professionals

A survey of graduates between the ages of 22 and 28 seeking to better understand the mental and emotional health of early career professionals.

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Mental and Behavioral Health

The Stress You Hand Down: How Parent’s Anxiety Impacts Their Grown Children

Phone calls with her father lately were starting to leave Paige, a college junior in Texas, feeling stressed and confused. His questions about her grades had expanded to include concern about her progress on internships and jobs, with an undercurrent of tension about finances. She was starting to worry about…

MCQ. Issue 28
01/17/2023
Mental and Behavioral Health

More Than A Friend (Group)

When Laurie Burstein-Maxwell’s son Dan told her he felt like something was wrong, she understood why he seemed to be distancing from his friends. Before his depression, his mom said, the high school senior spent all his free time out and about in Radnor, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. In…

MCQ. Issue 28
01/17/2023
Mental and Behavioral Health

Understanding and Promoting Resilience among College Students

The Making Sense of Science column is a partnership with the University of Maryland School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, Center on Young Adult Health and Development. Stress during college is inevitable. College administrators, faced with unprecedented levels of student distress, sometimes feel pressure to take the…

MCQ. Issue 28
01/17/2023
Mental and Behavioral Health

What I learned from Rachael Lau

It was 10pm in Kathmandu when Rachael began to tell her story.  I know some things about her. She is a disaster engineer, a Fulbright awardee, and PhD candidate at Duke University.  She went to Duke on an academic scholarship, was a Division 1 athlete, and was a “grand challenge”…

MCQ. Issue 28
01/17/2023
Mental and Behavioral Health

Questions and Answers with Brett Scofield, Executive Director of the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) at Penn State University

The state of college student mental health came sharply into focus around 2006 when a group of counseling center staff from centers across the nation, in collaboration with the newly-formed Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH), created a standardized data set that could be used by counseling centers throughout the…

MCQ. Issue 28
01/17/2023
Mental and Behavioral Health, Student Success

Taking risks, saving lives: MCI report examines peer support in the college setting

Amanda Fowler had been trying to do college the right way. During her first months at the University at Albany in 2019, the 18-year-old threw herself into parties that reminded her of those she’d seen on social media—ones that promised to secure her the most desirable college experience. As she…

MCQ. Issue 28
01/17/2023
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