Christie Campus Health is proud to join more than 1,300+ organizations, brands, government agencies and cultural leaders for first-ever Mental Health Action Day  

Christie Campus Health is proud to join more than 1,300+ organizations, brands, government agencies and cultural leaders for first-ever Mental Health Action Day  

Christie Campus Health and more than 1,300 organizations, brands, government agencies and cultural leaders join together for the inaugural Mental Health Action Day on May 20th to drive the conversation from mental health awareness to mental health action. Convened by MTV Entertainment Group, Mental Health Action Day is an open-source movement, aimed at motivating people to take action to get mental health support — whether for themselves, their loved ones or for everyone by advocating for systemic changes for mental health access and equity.  

Mental Health Action Day comes at a critical time. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on the mental health and well-being of people of color, young people and LGBTQ+ communities. Studies have found:  

  • Four in 10 adults have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder, compared to 1 in 10 before the pandemic.   

  • Fifty-six percent of young adults ages 18-24 reported symptoms of anxiety and/or depression during the pandemic.   

  • 48% of Black people reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder during the pandemic versus 42% of all Adults and 40.9% of white people.   

Communities of Color, who have experienced disparate impacts of COVID-19 and the ongoing trauma of systemic racism from police brutality to anti-Asian violence, are also facing greater mental health challenges than ever before, but continue to face challenges accessing mental health care.  

 “We are so proud to be part of the first ever Mental Health Action Day,” said Kate Begley, CEO, Christie Campus Health. “The demand for mental health services continues to rise, particularly for young adults, and we strive every day to be part of the solution by offering a wide array of services and resources to meet each student where they are to help them on their journey.”  

The cross-sector collaboration calling attention to the great need for support and action to address mental health in the same way in which we treat physical health needs is ground breaking. From media and tech companies to nonprofits, consumer brands, government agencies and cultural leaders, the actions today are only the beginning. Coalition partners will host a series of activations ranging from public events featuring experts and activists to employee engagement activities, all with the goal of encouraging and empowering people to take an initial action, whether for themselves or others, to support their mental health needs.  

Christie Campus Health is promoting Mental Health Action Day to all the colleges and universities they partner with, reaching over 400,000 students across the country. They are also offering student support workshops for the University System of Georgia.  

About Christie Campus Health 

Based in Lexington, Massachusetts, the management of Christie Campus Health (Christie) has decades of experience in college student health and is solely focused on partnering with colleges and universities to deliver efficient, high-quality behavioral health services to students.  Its multi-component platform was created by clinicians and student health experts. Contact www.christiecampus.com for more information. 

About Mental Health Action Day  

Mental Health Action Day is an open-source movement of brands, organizations, government agencies, and cultural leaders to drive culture from mental health awareness to mental health action. The first Mental Health Action Day takes place on May 20, 2021 with a mission to encourage and empower people to take their first actions on mental health -- whether for themselves, for their loved ones or for their communities, because mental health is health. Learn more at www.MentalHealthActionDay.org

 

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