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Mental and Behavioral Health

Are Hybrid Services the Future of Campus Counseling? 

Junior Audrey Vint transferred to the University of Northern Iowa this academic year after attending community college back home – close to two hours away from campus. Under pre-Covid circumstances, she would have had to connect to new mental health services. However, with telehealth now an option with her provider…

MCQ. Issue 25
04/25/2022
Opinion | Mental and Behavioral Health

It Will Take Some Time: Student Engagement After COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting the world for three years now. It has disrupted the mental health of students and has changed the face of education. It has been an unprecedented period of transition that we are all still processing, and while mask mandates are lifting and things are…

MCQ. Issue 25
04/25/2022
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Three Different Faiths – One Quest for Community

For many students, college is a place of curiosity, exploration, and growth. Sometimes, this entails questioning one’s own faith and religion, becoming closer to it, or even branching away from it. Growing up with a conservative religious family in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nuzhat T. saw her parents do their best to…

MCQ. Issue 24
01/24/2022
Opinion | Mental and Behavioral Health

Building Trust: Peer Support on Campus

Peer programs on college campuses have grown in frequency and popularity as anxiety and depression rates in college students continue to rise. Several peer programs exist on my own campus, and serve as an additional space for students to seek mental health support. Programs can range from advocacy and awareness…

MCQ. Issue 24
01/24/2022
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
Mental and Behavioral Health, Student Success

Science Summary

Coronavirus and Mental Health In April, Active Minds, the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for students, surveyed 2,086 college students about the impact of COVID-19 on their mental health. In the survey,  80% reported that COVID-19 had negatively impacted their mental health, and 1 in…

MCQ. Issue 18
07/14/2020
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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