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Mental and Behavioral Health, College Affordability, Physical Health

Physician, Heal Thyself: The increasing levels of stress in medical school

Like drinking from a fire hose. That’s the longstanding analogy used to describe the deluge of information aimed at medical school students studying to become doctors. Medical school has long been synonymous with anxiety and achievement, intense training, and acute pressure. Certainly, graduate work by nature involves hard work and…

MCQ. Issue 26
07/18/2022
Mental and Behavioral Health

Personal and Professional:  The influence of student newspapers on college mental health

The Michigan Daily, the University of Michigan’s student newspaper, was the first to break the story. Computer science professor Walter Lasecki had faced four allegations of sexual misconduct. Not only was the university aware of the allegations, but its investigation determined his behavior did not violate the school’s harassment policy.…

MCQ. Issue 26
07/18/2022
Mental and Behavioral Health

Further Evidence for the Importance of Screening for Anxiety and Suicide in College Students

In a Mary Christie Op Ed last year, I wrote about the importance of studying the relationship between anxiety and suicide in college students in A Path Towards Identifying Suicide Risk Factors in College Students. Last month, I was excited to see my research in collaboration with Sarah Lipson and…

MCQ. Issue 26
07/18/2022
Substance Use, Mental and Behavioral Health

Smoke and Mirrors: What should colleges do about the proliferation of misinformation about cannabis?

Innovations in Behavioral Health Care is a peer-reviewed section of the Mary Christie Quarterly that features breakthrough research and commentary on the emotional and behavioral health of young adults. Malinda Kennedy, ScD is a Project Director for the Maryland Collaborative and Faculty Assistant for the Center on Young Adult Health…

MCQ. Issue 25
04/25/2022
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
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