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The Role of Faculty in Student Mental Health

April 8, 2021 This 90-minute webinar presents the findings of a recent national pilot study examining the perceptions and behaviors of college and university faculty as they relate to supporting student mental health and substance use. A partnership between the Mary Christie Foundation, the Healthy Minds Network, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, and faculty at […]

Community College Mental Health and Its Impact on Student Success

February 8, 2021 This webinar, a collaboration with the American Council on Education, explored the links between mental health, a sense of belonging, and student success at community colleges.

Higher Education Leadership Convening on Student Behavioral Health and Wellness

This meeting is the second in a two-part series that began on September 23 and 24, 2019, where 30 college and university presidents from across the country met for the Presidents’ Convening on Student Behavioral Health and Wellness hosted by Georgetown and the Mary Christie Foundation.

Everything to Gain: How Higher Education Leadership Can Confront Substance Use and Enable Student Success

November 18, 2019 This one-day symposium explored the most significant research around campus drug and alcohol use, its profound impact on student outcomes, and strategies to promote a healthy academic environment.

Presidents’ Convening on Student Behavioral Health and Wellness

The escalating rate of mental health issues among American college students is well documented, dominating headlines and overwhelming college counseling centers. Understanding how to support students with an increasing array of emotional and behavioral health issues has become one of the biggest challenges – and highest priorities – for college and university presidents and their […]

College Substance Use: New Approaches to a Perennial Problem

October 17, 2017 National leaders in higher education, policymaking and substance use prevention and treatment will convene to discuss the latest trends, challenges and innovations in preventing and addressing substance use on America’s college campuses. Hosted by the Mary Christie Foundation, the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy and the University of Maryland School […]

MCF Presidents’ Colloquium on Student Health and Wellness

The Mary Christie Foundation presents the MCF Presidents’ Colloquium on Student Health and Wellness – a two-day event designed for college and university presidents to share knowledge and produce new thinking on the expanding array of issues that make up student health and wellness.

Preventing Opioid Deaths Among Young People

In June, 2015, the Mary Christie Foundation and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation hosted a symposium on Capitol Hill for Members of Congress, their staff, Administration officials and the public.

Mary Christie Quarterly provides news, information and commentary on the policy issues that impact the health and wellness of young adults.

The McFeed is a weekly roundup of news and research on the health and wellness of college students.