LGBTQIA+ Students Continue to Face Unique and Severe Mental Health Burdens

June is Pride Month, an occasion to celebrate the ongoing social progress of the LGBTQIA+ community. Unfortunately, it is also a time to recognize the unique and severe mental health burdens faced by LGBTQIA+ college students.

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Improving the Learning and Lives of Community College Students Through Improved Mental Health Resources

Covid brought sharper focus to an issue that has been present at community colleges long before the pandemic: the unmet mental health needs among the country’s community college students.Compared to most four-year college students, community college students often have additional burdens that can contribute to increased mental health needs, including financial stress.

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“(College counseling centers)…can't be everything to everyone.” A valuable observation from the president of the AUCCCD

A recent guest on the Quadcast by the Mary Christie Institute, Dr. Marcus Hotaling shares important advice he would give to colleges and universities that are looking to address the growing gap between demand and supply that counseling centers are grappling with today. In addition to being the President of the AUCCCD, Dr. Hotaling directly observes the latest college mental health trends as he serves as Director of the Eppler-Wolff Counseling Center at Union College.

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College Student Mental Health on Spring Break: Ensuring Access to Key Services

Spring break can be a respite for some college students but that doesn’t mean that their mental health concerns can go unaddressed while they are away from campus. College students need around-the-clock access to mental health services while they are on spring break, just as they need access during all other school breaks, including summer.

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Beyond counseling: Supporting the mental health and wellness of all students

All students need support, but not all students need counseling. The Christie Campus Health Wellbeing Bundle is comprised of mental health and wellness tools that can help all students on campus.

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College Health and Mental Health Experts Talk Trends and Approaches to Better Support Students at the 2022 NASPA Strategies Conference

Christie Campus Health facilitated a panel discussion at the 2022 NASPA Strategies Conference in Boston featuring college health and mental health leaders who shared how they’re working to support the growing and evolving mental health needs of their students.

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ICBT for College Students: Meeting Students Where They Are

With mental health needs on campus continuing to grow, online self-guided solutions are a feasible, acceptable, and cost-effective way to meet more students’ needs. Christie Campus Health’s new ICBT program, SilverCloud, allows students to work at their own pace, on their own devices, so they learn important skills that help to support a healthy, positive college experience.

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Supporting Student Mental Health During The Holidays

The holidays can be an emotionally challenging time for college students. Colleges and universities are increasingly offering mental health solutions for students whether they are on campus, home or traveling during a break.

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When Demand Rises and Supply Falls: New Challenges in Meeting Student Mental Health Needs

As demand continues to rise in the mental health needs of college students, now more than ever is the time for a more holistic, multi-faceted approach to meet these critical challenges. Christie Campus Health’s President, Robert Meenan, examines the most recent report from the Healthy Minds Study and highlights recommendations that may offer campus counseling centers a much-needed solution.

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Observations from the Front Lines: What College Counseling Centers are Experiencing this Fall

This fall is presenting a variety of challenges for counseling centers and their clinical staff. Increased demand for services, more acute mental health issues and staff turnover have made it difficult to support students and prevent staff burnout. Amaura Kemmerer talked to colleagues on the front lines to learn more about what is happening this fall for college students and counseling centers.

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