We are beginning the development of a best practices repository – a comprehensive, sustainable, publicly accessible repository of evidence about the effectiveness of preventive interventions (programs, services, policies) that address college student mental wellbeing. This work is in partnership with the Mary Christie Institute (MCI), and we look forward to partnering with other leading organizations.
The proposed repository and network will represent a novel and highly significant contribution to the current landscape of student mental health. Currently there are no comprehensive databases or repositories of evidence regarding what works for student mental health interventions in higher education. Furthermore, the proposed repository will be different from most existing repositories for other topics and populations in that it will be paired with an active learning network.
As a public, national resource emphasizing a population-level, public health approach, this initiative has potential to benefit millions of students at thousands of institutions each year.
For questions or comments on the proposed repository, please contact Healthy Minds Principal Investigators Daniel Eisenberg ([email protected]) and Sarah Lipson ([email protected]). Click “Download PDF” on the left to read more about the proposed repository.