From January 10th to February 10th, the Healthy Minds Network is participating in Experiment's Mental Health Grant Challenge. Given that our nation is experiencing a rise in public xenophobia and hate crimes, with people of color and immigrants being the victims of this crisis, we believe that college students of color are especially vulnerable to this hate and subsequent mental health outcomes. Therefore, we are participating in the Experiment Challenge to raise money to help understand these students' needs, and help colleges address them. Check out our page to learn how you can help out!
The University of Michigan School of Information highlighted HMS project coordinator and recent graduate, Sonia Doshi, in a brief video about the projects she has led pertaining to mental health advocacy and awareness (which earned her the Nikki Candelore Roda Award). Click here to watch: Sonia Doshi: Healthy Minds Student Leadership Coalition
A new study by RAND Corporation estimates that campus mental health services and programs in California provide a favorable financial return. The study uses HMN findings to estimate the link between mental health and student retention.
An article in BU Today, the news and information website of Boston University, referenced the Healthy Minds Study in its coverage of student mental health. Click here to view the article: Mental Health Matters: A Growing Challenge
Newsweek highlights recent cases where public reputation and administrative oversight cost students their education. Click here to view the article:How Colleges Flunk Mental Health
To compliment recent research regarding the rise in mental health problems in college students, NPR takes a closer look at the rise in prescription anti-anxiety and anti-depressants medications and the quality of student mental health resources on campuses. Click here to view the article: Colleges See Rise in Mental Health Issues