Parental Influence on the Well-Being of College Students

Researchers and child development experts have known for decades that parents have significant influence over their child’s well-being in the formative and adolescent years. Less well-known, however, is how far-reaching parental influence appears to be into the college and young adult years. Research shows that parents who engage in a number of strategies play a protective role in their young adult’s life when it comes to behaviors such as substance use as well as mental health and well-being.

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How states can address the growing mental health crisis

COVID-19 has created a student mental health crisis for institutions of higher education. A report from the National Academy of Medicine confirms that college students across the country are experiencing negative mental health impacts from the numerous dislocations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Student surveys show that mental health issues represent a growing threat to student retention, academic achievement, and degree completion.

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College Students Need Additional Support Upon Returning to School

College students, many of whom were off campus and dealing with social distancing for the past year and a half, will be returning to campuses this fall. A return to some version of “normal” will be a welcome change to many students. Unfortunately, the pandemic has exacerbated and introduced problems that will follow students to their campuses, including health and mental health concerns, food and housing insecurity, and financial instability.

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Addressing Student Substance Use Among College Students Can Improve Mental Health

Substance abuse among college students remains one of the most significant and complicated problems facing higher education today. Not only does it impact the student’s life but also their family, friends, and community. Many students face academic failure, addiction problems, unintentional injuries and more. Early detection of substance misuse can improve outcomes around mental health and student success.

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Mental Health Takes the World Stage

The 2020 Olympic games will go down in history for many reasons including athletic achievements and the pandemic. But they will also be remembered as the Olympic year that put the spotlight on mental health. Christie Campus Health’s Sales & Marketing Representative, Kelly Pease explores student athletes at the Olympics, mental health support at the Olympics, what the most famous Olympians have to say about mental health and they’re leading the way forward when it comes to global mental health conversations.

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Opportunities for Funding College Mental Health Programs

COVID-19 has created a student mental health crisis for institutions of higher education. A report from the National Academy of Medicine confirms that college students across the country are experiencing negative mental health impacts from the numerous dislocations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Mental Health Needs of Minority College Students

In recognition of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Christie Campus Health confirms its commitment to addressing the serious mental health issues faced by college students from minority populations.

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The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation for College Students

The benefits of mindfulness meditation, including better focus, lower stress, decreased anxiety levels, and improvements in chronic pain, have been widely touted and supported by thousands of research studies. Kaitlin Gallo, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Officer, CCH, examines the benefits of mindfulness meditation for college students.  

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Why LGBTQ Students Faced Additional Mental Health Burdens During the Pandemic

The pandemic affected the mental health of students, teachers, families, and faculty alike, but some groups on campus struggled more than others. According to NASPA CEO Kevin Kruger, “Our most vulnerable students have been affected more significantly by the change in both instructional methodology as well as campus changes in general. For instance, our LGBTQ students are experiencing much higher levels of stress and anxiety

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Supporting College Student Mental Health Across a Spectrum of Needs: The Stepped Care Approach.

While we hear frequently about an eruption of mental health concerns related to the pandemic, data suggests that the prevalence of mental health problems was rising prior to the pandemic. Coupled with what many clinicians and researchers predict will be a mental health ‘echo pandemic’ in the fall contributing to already high demand, colleges and universities are working to identify ways to provide enough mental health support.  

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