A series of interviews with leaders from higher education and healthcare on the emotional and behavioral health of teens and young adults.
April 21st, 2021 | 18 mins 47 secs
We continue our series on college presidents’ during this unprecedented time with an interview with Howard University President, Dr. Wayne Frederick who spoke to us about what life has been like at the DC-based HBCU, his students’ resilience, what to look forward to, and what to look out for.
April 7th, 2021 | 25 mins 22 secs
A discussion about the results and implications of the just-released Role of Faculty in Student Mental Health survey. The survey explores faculty members’ perspectives on the state of student mental and behavioral health and their role as gatekeepers. Our guests are Sarah K. Lipson, PhD, Principal Investigator of the study and Assistant Professor of Health Law Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health; and Zoe Ragouzeos, PhD, Executive Director of Counseling and Wellness Services at New York University and Mary Christie Foundation President. Drs. Lipson and Ragouzeos walk through the survey findings and explain what steps faculty and college administrators can take to improve student wellbeing. You can find the report here: https://marychristiefoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/The-Role-of-Faculty-in-Student-Mental-Health.pdf
Tomorrow (4/8) at 1:00pm, a webinar presentation will dive further into the findings with a panel discussion on the important implications for programs, prevention strategies, and campus policy. Register for the event here: https://www.bigmarker.com/communities/mcf/conferences
March 17th, 2021 | 26 mins 27 secs
Connie Book, PhD., ME, talks about the disruption of the last year and how Elon continues to address the health and wellbeing of students and staff at the North Carolina university.
March 2nd, 2021 | 23 mins 31 secs
Dr. Brian Mitra, the Vice President for Student Affairs at Kingsborough Community College, and advisor to the JED Foundation, speaks with us about the mental health and wellbeing of this student population before, during and after COVID-19.
February 16th, 2021 | 31 mins 46 secs
President Frenk, MD, MPH, PhD, leverages his public heath experience to safeguard student health and wellness during these extraordinary times.
February 2nd, 2021 | 30 mins 12 secs
The topic this week is students taking the lead in creating change in college mental health. We spoke with Laura Horne, Chief Program Officer of Active Minds, a nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for students, as well as two current college students – Raisa Alam, Senior Advisor at the Columbia University Chapter of Active Minds, and Kama Sharma, Active Minds Chapter President at the University of Pittsburg. Launched this fall, the Active Minds Your Voice is Your Power campaign called on mental health advocates to help establish a campus culture of caring and support for BIPOC students. Laura, Kama and Raisa discussed the campaign, the initiatives undertaken by chapters this fall, and the challenges of grassroots advocacy.
January 19th, 2021 | 11 mins 55 secs
Hollie Chessman, Director of Research at the American Council on Education joins us to discuss the Pulse Point survey series, presidents’ growing concern for mental health, and strategies for addressing the student mental health crisis during COVID and beyond.
December 21st, 2020 | 25 mins 13 secs
President Pelton discusses student affairs issues and young adult mental health at the end of a year like no other.
November 22nd, 2020 | 29 mins 4 secs
Talking with college student health specialists Drs. Jill Grimes and Marcia Morris on safeguarding physical and mental health for students returning home.
Ep. 8 Creating Environments for Flourishing – a special series. John J. DeGioia, PhD and Shirley M. Collado, PhD
November 10th, 2020 | 27 mins 21 secs
In the final episode in our Flourishing series, MCF President Zoe Ragouzeos speaks with two college presidents about why higher education should commit to “Creating Environments for Flourishing,” and how to they go about doing so in today’s environment. Our guests are Shirley M. Collado, PhD, President of Ithaca College and John J. DeGioia, PhD, President of Georgetown University. The series is based on the report, “Creating Environments for Flourishing” released by the Mary Christie Foundation and Georgetown University.
Ep. 7 Creating Environments for Flourishing – a special series. Zoe Ragouzeos, PhD and Sarah K. Lipson, PhD
October 27th, 2020 | 21 mins 44 secs
In the fourth episode in a special series on Flourishing, we spoke with Dr. Zoe Ragouzeos, the Executive Director of Counseling and Wellness Services at New York University and president of the Mary Christie Foundation, and Dr. Sarah Lipson, assistant professor in the Department of Health Law Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health and co-Principal Investigator of the national Healthy Minds Study. Drs. Ragouzeos and Lipson discuss the importance of expanding communities of support for college students, and the role that faculty can play in responding to student wellbeing concerns. This series is based on the report, “Creating Environments for Flourishing” released by the Mary Christie Foundation and Georgetown University.
Ep. 6 Creating Environments for Flourishing – a special series. Daniel Eisenberg, PhD, Director of the Healthy Minds Network and the Principal Investigator of the Healthy Minds Study; and James Hudziak, MD, creator and director of the UVM Wellness Environment on the need for innovation and measurement in college student mental health and wellbeing.
October 13th, 2020 | 23 mins 23 secs