Healthy Minds Network. https://healthymindsnetwork.org/#
The Healthy Minds Network is one of the nation’s premier research organizations contributing to adolescent and young adult mental health. HMN is dedicated to improving the mental and emotional well-being of young people through innovative, multidisciplinary scholarship. HMN spans coast to coast with our principal investigators at the University of California-Los Angeles, the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Boston University. Our network proudly serves as a resource for secondary and post-secondary education administrators, students, researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, and the greater public. For 15 years, the network has administered the Healthy Minds Study, a population-level survey of post-secondary student mental health, collecting over half a million responses from students at 400+ colleges and universities. The network’s research efforts have expanded into other facets of mental health in educational settings, including the role and health of Faculty and Staff, and secondary schools with HMS2.
The Steve Fund. https://www.stevefund.org
The Steve Fund is the nation’s leading organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color. The Steve Fund works with colleges and universities, non-profits, researchers, mental health experts, families, and young people to promote programs and strategies that build understanding and assistance for the mental and emotional health of the nation’s young people of color. The Fund holds an annual conference series, Young, Gifted & @Risk, and offers a Knowledge Center with curated expert information. With multicultural mental health experts it delivers on-campus and on-site programs and services for colleges and non-profits, and through tech partnerships it provides direct services to young people of color.
Kognito is a for-profit health simulation company that uses virtual role-play conversations training faculty, staff, and students to productively respond to real-life issues, including mental health.
Mary Christie Institute
The Mary Christie Institute is a national thought leadership organization dedicated to improving the emotional and behavioral health
of teens and young adults with a particular focus on American college
students. Through convening, research, journalism and advocacy, The Mary
Christie Institute has become the inter-institutional epicenter for new
ideas and initiatives in college-age behavioral health.
Thriving Campus is a for-profit web application that refers students to a network of 6,000 licensed mental health care providers, which will eliminate some barriers students face when seeking help beyond their college counseling center, the press release said. The platform is both FERPA and HPPA compliant, simplifies the referral process for students who need “specialized, long term care,” the press release said.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Student wellbeing is foundational to academic success. One recent survey of postsecondary educators found that nearly 80 percent believed emotional wellbeing is a “very” or “extremely” important factor in student success. Studies have found the dropout rates for students with a diagnosed mental health problem range from 43 percent to as high as 86 percent. While dealing with stress is a normal part of life, for some students, stress can adversely affect their physical, emotional, and psychological health, particularly given that adolescence and early adulthood are when most mental illnesses are first manifested. In addition to students who may develop mental health challenges during
their time in postsecondary education, many students arrive on campus with a mental health problem or having experienced significant trauma in their lives, which can also negatively affect physical, emotional, and psychological wellbeing.