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Outcomes of intervention on connectedness show power of peer relationships in college

The Adolescence Research Group, a psychology lab at the University of Virginia, explores the experience and social development of teens and young adults. A recent study published in the College Student Affairs Journal evaluates an intervention called The Connection Project, which the group designed in-house to help change the quality…

MCQ. Issue 26
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

A New Survey Shows Why and How Students are Turning to One Another for Peer Mental Health Support

The college mental health crisis is forcing new ways of thinking about student wellbeing.  With limited resources, high demand for services, and the continued challenge to reach those who are most at risk, peer-led mental health counseling is becoming wide-spread on campuses across the country. Defined as “mental health support…

MCQ. Issue 24
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
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