A Quadcast Series: Peer Programs in College Student Mental Health, part 1
This week on the Quadcast, we start a two-part series focusing on peer support in college settings, coinciding with the recent release of a new white paper on the subject by the Mary Christie Institute and the Ruderman Family Foundation.
On this episode, MCI Executive Director Marjorie Malpiede speaks with two former student peer support leaders who have grown their programs into national peer support organizations. Daniel Mirny is the CEO of Lean on Me, a national peer-to-peer text line for mental health support, and Samuel Orley, the co-founder and chairman of The Support Network, a peer-led support group model begun at the University of Michigan. The episode concludes with a conversation between Malpiede and Dr. Zoe Ragouzeous, MCI’s clinical director and head of counseling at NYU, on what was shared and what this means for the field.
Also, a correction: Last week, the MCFeed referred to Gerri Taylor, the author of MCI’s “Frontlines” column, as the former Director of Counseling at Bentley University. Taylor was the Associate Dean of Health, Counseling and Wellness and the Director of the Health Center at Bentley.