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Mental and Behavioral Health

Analysis: The Federal Government & Higher Education

From loco parentis to the Higher Education Mental Health Act The role of the college or university in ensuring the mental health of its students is a matter of perennial debate. The issue has become more complex in recent years, as the student population has become less tied to the…

MCQ. Issue 15
10/24/2019
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Substance Use

Science Summary

Millennial and Gen Z Mental Health A new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that suicidal thinking, severe depression, and rates of self-injury among U.S. college students more than doubled over less than a decade. Looking at data from two large annual surveys of college undergraduates from…

MCQ. Issue 15
10/24/2019
Opinion | Mental and Behavioral Health

Young Voices: Lonely But Not Alone: Thoughts on creating meaningful connections from two recent college graduates

“Hey! Haven’t seen in forever!” “I know! Good to see you! How’ve you been?” “Good! Really stressed, but good! You?” “Alright. We should get a meal. Do you have time this week?” “Um, no, I’m super swamped with midterms and a lecture event I’m organizing. Maybe like, in two weeks,…

MCQ. Issue 15
10/24/2019
Mental and Behavioral Health

Voices from the Survey

After we received the results of our parents’ survey on student mental health, we wanted to talk to parents further about their concerns and their expectations. Using videoconference software, we gathered five parents of current college students — diverse by geography, ethnicity, and gender orientation — in a virtual roundtable…

MCQ. Issue 15
10/24/2019
Mental and Behavioral Health

The Parents View

New survey of parents provides an important voice in college student mental health Stewarding the emotional and behavioral health of America’s college students involves a number of stakeholders, including their parents. Parents, particularly those of students at four-year, residential colleges and universities, more often than not participate in their children’s…

MCQ. Issue 15
10/24/2019
Basic Needs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Interesting People Doing Important Work: Tamar Mendelson, PhD.

The Center for Adolescent Health is a Prevention Research Center that is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and housed at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Tamar Mendelson is its executive director. The Center’s mission is to promote health…

MCQ. Issue 15
10/24/2019
Mental and Behavioral Health

Meeting of the Minds

Dispatches from the Presidents’ Convening on College Student Behavioral Health On September 23 and 24, 2019, Georgetown University and the Mary Christie Foundation hosted “The Presidents’ Convening on College Student Behavioral Health” at Georgetown’s Riggs Library. From the early planning stages, Georgetown President John J. DeGioia had a goal for…

MCQ. Issue 15
10/24/2019
Mental and Behavioral Health

Interesting People Doing Important Work: Alan Schlechter, MD

Five minutes with Alan Schlechter and you can see why students at NYU line up to take his class. He is funny, irreverent and not afraid of showing his vulnerability. Schlechter is a child psychiatrist at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and an associate professor at NYU’s Langone Medical…

MCQ. Issue 15
10/24/2019
Mary Christie Quarterly provides news, information and commentary on the policy issues that impact the health and wellness of young adults.

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