Episode 31

Ep. 31 Can Peer Counseling Help Solve the Mental Health Crisis on College Campuses?


February 2nd, 2022

25 mins 37 secs

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About this Episode

In a new survey with Born This Way Foundation, we learn students' perceptions and experiences with peer counseling, revealing its increasing value as a resource. Defined as "the process of confiding in trained peers (fellow students, not friends) for mental health support, peer counseling may help ease the mental health crisis on college campuses, as we continue into the 3rd year of the pandemic.

Maya Enista Smith, Executive Director of the Born This Way Foundation, and Zoe Ragouzeos, Executive Director of Counseling and Wellness Services at New York University, present key findings and implications of the report, placing this new data in the context of college life and youth voices.