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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Sleep Deprivation and College Students—Statistics, Symptoms, and Solutions

College students tend to have poor sleep quality. Although there are many associated negative effects of getting insufficient sleep, there are ways to help.

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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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