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Mental and Behavioral Health, Student Success

Going from College to Career During COVID-19: How the Class of 2020 is Coping

The transition from college to early career is a critical period of identity formation marked by joy, fear, and loss. To be experiencing all this during a global pandemic that changed everything you were expecting is hard to imagine even for those of us who remember the difficulties of our…

MCQ. Issue 21
04/14/2021
Student Success, Mental and Behavioral Health

Learning from Dr. Cole

Having a conversation with Jonathan Cole is like reading a great book.  You don’t want it to end even though you’ve already learned a great deal. In two separate Zoom interviews, the professor and former provost at Columbia University spoke to me about the triumphs and failures of American higher…

MCQ. Issue 21
04/14/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health, Substance Use

Innovations in Behavioral Health Care

Through in-depth interviews and articles on issues and challenges facing higher education, The Mary Christie Quarterly occupies a unique space in the field of college health publications. Its diverse readership, comprised of higher education leaders, policy makers, counseling and health center professionals, and other individuals committed to enhancing the college…

MCQ. Issue 21
04/14/2021
Sponsored | Mental and Behavioral Health

An Interview with Debbie Beck, MD: Welcome to our first FRONTLINES feature article!

Our vision for FRONTLINES, a column in the Mary Christie Quarterly, is to learn more about our college health leaders who work tirelessly to create a healthy and safe environment for our college communities. They are committed professionals often “behind the scenes” and on the “FRONTLINES.” Debbie Beck is Chief…

MCQ. Issue 21
04/14/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health

Interesting People Doing Important Work: Hannah Brown, MD

Hannah Brown, MD is an assistant professor of psychiatry and researcher at the Boston University School of Medicine. She is the Director of Boston Medical Center’s Wellness and Recovery After Psychosis (WRAP) program, which uses a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to collaboratively treat patients with psychosis. The specialists at WRAP, which…

MCQ. Issue 21
04/14/2021

New Fellows Program is Pathway to Student Perspective

Students experience campus issues in a unique and personal way, and learning more about their concerns, challenges, and how they interact with campus practices and policies can help decision-makers address these issues more effectively.  In early 2021, the Mary Christie Institute, together with Active Minds, launched the Fellows Program, a…

MCQ. Issue 21
04/14/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health

Interesting People Doing Important Work: Sanat Mohapatra

As a freshman at Dartmouth College, Sanat Mohapatra struggled with his mental health as he faced a new and unfamiliar environment with high expectations. He was not alone. He soon discovered that many of his peers were experiencing similar struggles and turned to the anonymous chat forum Yik Yak to…

MCQ. Issue 21
04/14/2021
Opinion | Sexual Assault and Title IX

The Importance of Cultural Competency within Survivor Outreach and Advocacy Resources

The #MeToo movement has had a significant impact on college sexual misconduct reports, both old and new.  Michigan State University reported more than 3x the number of complaints in 2018 that were more than two decades old. Others such as Rutgers University loosened restrictions on investigation time limits on incidents…

MCQ. Issue 21
04/14/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health

National Academies Report on Student Mental Health Urges Community Members to Work Together

In January 2021, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report on college student mental health that put a spotlight on the concerns of the federal agencies that sponsored it.  Data indicate a rise in student-reported mental health issues, and all stakeholders must take urgent, coordinated efforts…

MCQ. Issue 21
04/14/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health, Student Success

Virtual Reality: How students are coping with the difficulties of remote learning

The previous year has put a strain on college students across the country, as they juggle new responsibilities and an entirely new learning environment. These experiences have produced historic deteriorations in their mental wellbeing.  During the past year, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where I am enrolled, has used a hybrid…

MCQ. Issue 21
04/14/2021
Substance Use, Sexual Assault and Title IX

Penn State’s Piazza Center Seeks Scholars for New Research Agenda

Penn State University launched the Piazza Center in January 2019, in an effort to become the nation’s principal home for identifying sound professional practice in fraternity and sorority advising. With a robust agenda that includes promising new research that identifies a “triad of risk,” (hazing, substance abuse, and sexual violence),…

MCQ. Issue 21
04/14/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health, Basic Needs

Science Summary

Center for Collegiate Mental Health Annual Report The Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State University released its 2020 annual report summarizing the state of college student mental health from counseling centers. Key findings from the report note that anxiety and depression continue to be the most common presenting…

MCQ. Issue 21
04/14/2021
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