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Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Substance Use

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Millennial and Gen Z Mental Health A new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that suicidal thinking, severe depression, and rates of self-injury among U.S. college students more than doubled over less than a decade. Looking at data from two large annual surveys of college undergraduates from…

MCQ. Issue 15
10/24/2019
Basic Needs, College Affordability, Mental and Behavioral Health

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Government Report Finds High Rates of Food Insecurity Among 1 College Students A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a nonpartisan congressional watchdog agency, cites widespread evidence of hunger on college campuses and urges officials to work with states and colleges to help more students get access to…

MCQ. Issue 13
07/25/2019
Student Success, Basic Needs, Substance Use

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Increasing Representation of Ethnic Minorities in STEM Fields Ethnic minorities are underrepresented in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and efforts to increase diversity in STEM fields have not had a significant impact.  The Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County provides a promising model for…

MCQ.
07/23/2019
Substance Use, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mental and Behavioral Health, Sexual Assault and Title IX

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1. Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs Remains an Issue According to the 2018 College Prescription Drug Study, a multi-institutional survey of undergraduate, graduate and professional students that examined the non-medical use of prescription drugs led by researchers at The Ohio State University, almost 16 percent of college students say they…

MCQ. Issue 12
01/11/2019
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Student Success

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A recap of research worth noting. New Study Looks at Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Using Text-Based Conversational Agent New Study Looks at Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Using Text-Based Conversational Agent Researchers are exploring how artificial intelligence can be used to help treat depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. Web-based cognitive behavioral…

MCQ. Issue 10
07/10/2018
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mental and Behavioral Health, Substance Use

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A recap of research worth noting. Diversity and Educational Outcomes College graduation rates are increasing, and the job market continues to improve for graduates. However, research suggests these societal improvements benefit some groups more than others. As college graduation rates overall have increased in the past decade, graduation rates for…

MCQ. Issue 3
06/01/2016
Mental and Behavioral Health, Sexual Assault and Title IX

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A recap of research worth noting.   Early Intervention and Integrated Approaches to Mental Health Research has repeatedly endorsed the importance of early intervention, along with integrated approaches for mental health issues – especially in early adulthood, when mental health disorders often emerge. MCF Expert Terry Fulmer participated in a…

MCQ. Issue 2
04/01/2016
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