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Mental and Behavioral Health

Teletherapy in 2020: New relevance for an existing technology

This autumn, colleges and universities are using a myriad of tactics to foster a healthful learning environment in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some are having all students engage in remote learning, some are inviting only a subset of students to cam- pus, and some are providing students with the…

MCQ. Issue 19
10/19/2020
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Interesting People Doing Important Work, Nicole Brocato, Ph.D.

Dr. Nicole Brocato is helping schools improve the wellbeing of their students. Brocato is the Director of Wake Forest University’s Wellbeing Collaborative, a multidisciplinary, multi-institution effort that promotes college student wellbeing. The Collaborative is at its core a research group, but that’s just the start. They also help translate their…

MCQ. Issue 19
10/19/2020
Student Success, Mental and Behavioral Health, Physical Health

A Different Kind of Fall: Students respond to returning to campus during COVID-19

How campuses have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the lives of college students, and their higher ed trajectories. In the middle of the spring 2020 semester, the majority of students were forced to leave campus and relocate to safer, off-campus housing, such as moving in with family,…

MCQ. Issue 19
10/19/2020
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mental and Behavioral Health

The Steve Fund Crisis Response Task Force Report, Fall 2020

In September, the Steve Fund’s Crisis Response Task Force released its report titled “Adapting and Innovating to Promote Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being of Young People of Color: COVID-19 and Beyond.” In response to the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on communities of color and the racial unrest following the…

MCQ. Issue 19
10/19/2020
Mental and Behavioral Health, College Affordability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Science Summary Fall 2020

Mental Health Severely Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic Several studies have observed mental health impacts of the pandemic among young people and college students. A survey released in July by the Healthy Minds Network and the American College Health Association described worsening depression and financial stress among college students since the…

MCQ. Issue 19
10/19/2020
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Q &A: Annelle Primm, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Director, The Steve Fund

Dr. Primm is the Senior Medical Director of the Steve Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the mental and emotional well-being of students of color. With the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on Black and Brown communities and the country in a reckoning over racial injustice, Dr. Primm and the Steve…

MCQ. Issue 19
10/19/2020
Student Success, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Q&A: Pam Eddinger, Ph.D., President of Bunker Hill Community College

Dr. Pam Eddinger is the president of Massachusetts’ largest community college. She is also a national advocate for education policies that could change the lives of her students and those like them across the country. The first thing Eddinger wants people to know about community college students is how different…

MCQ. Issue 19
10/19/2020
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Interesting People Doing Important Work, Nadia Ward, M.Ed, Ph.D.

The Mosakowski Institute at Clark University has a new focus: Improving the emotional and behavioral health of adolescents and young adults, particularly young men of color. It also has a new Director, Dr. Nadia Ward, a clinical psychologist and nationally recognized researcher who has made urban education and behavioral health…

MCQ. Issue 19
10/19/2020
Mental and Behavioral Health

Interesting People Doing Important Work, Laura Horne, MPH

If you want to know what students think about mental health, ask Active Minds. The national network of student leaders is the go-to voice on the ground when it comes to college student emotional and behavioral health. And if you want to know why it matters, ask Laura Horne, Active…

MCQ. Issue 19
10/19/2020
Mental and Behavioral Health

Active Minds COVID-19 Survey

In early October, Active Minds released new data about the mental health impact of COVID-19, showing that students are experiencing negative and worsening mental health affects due to the pandemic. In a nationwide survey of 2,051 college students conducted in September, Active Minds found that students reported experiencing stress or…

MCQ. Issue 19
10/19/2020
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