National Youth Council on College Mental Health
The Mary Christie Institute (MCI) has launched the National Youth Council on College Mental Health, a group of eight college students and recent graduates who have demonstrated dedication to mental health advocacy and helping improve institutional support for student mental health. This diverse group of students will meet bimonthly to discuss issues in college student wellbeing, providing critical input to support MCI’s mission to educate, inform, and inspire colleges and universities to create cultures of wellbeing. Council members will participate in MCI programs including the Mary Christie Quadcast, the new LearningWell magazine, and its survey research program, providing the student perspective to the array of mental health and wellbeing topics that are examined.
“We are very excited to have an established group of student representatives working alongside us as we help institutions craft strategies to address the high rates of mental health issues our students are reporting,” said Marjorie Malpiede, executive director of the Mary Christie Institute. “These outstanding young people are committed to improving the mental health of their peers with their impressive experience and passion.”