Mary Christie Foundation Names Dr. Zoe Ragouzeos President and Advisor

Student Mental Health Expert to Lead Education and Policy Organization Focused on Young Adult Behavioral Health and Wellbeing

American Council on Education Brief: Mental Health, Higher Education and COVID-19

MCF collaborated on a new ACE brief on mental health, higher education, and COVID-19, with Active Minds, American College Health Association, Healthy Minds Network, JED Foundation, and The Steve Fund.

New Survey on Role of Faculty in College Student Behavioral Health

First study of its kind will look at perceptions, awareness, and behaviors of key stakeholder group in campus behavioral health crisis

Dr. Sarah Ketchen Lipson Joins Mary Christie Foundation Board of Directors

The Mary Christie Foundation today announced that Sarah Ketchen Lipson, PhD, EdM, Boston University School of Public Health Assistant Professor and Co-Principal Investigator of the national Healthy Minds Study, has joined its Board of Directors.

College administrators see problems as more students view marijuana as safe

The Mary Christie Foundation and the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy in conjunction with the National Association of System Heads (NASH conducted a groundbreaking national survey of higher education officials. The survey of 744 professionals in the fields of academic affairs, student affairs, and student health was conducted by The MassINC Polling Group and released at a national forum on college student substance use at the University of Maryland. Download

The Mary Christie Foundation welcomes its inaugural thought leadership council of college students

As part of its agenda to support the health and wellbeing of college students, the Mary Christie Foundation has launched a Young Adult Council, a group of students or recent graduates who are passionate about these issues. The growing list of members will serve as a thought leadership council, bringing the knowledge and insight of their college experiences to the Foundation’s work to share best practices and convene influencers in the area of student health and wellbeing.    

College Presidents Discuss Emotional and Psychological Health of Students at NYU Colloquium

On Friday, November 4th, over two dozen current and former presidents met at New York University for a special forum on policies and practices related to the health and wellness of college students.

Mary Christie Foundation names Young Voices Award winner Isabel Lloyd

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) student Isabel Lloyd named Young Voices Award winner by the Mary Christie Foundation (MCF)<>

The Mary Christie Foundation announces the 2016 Mary Christie Fellow Awards

MCF gives 2016 Fellow Awards to Amelia Arria and Phillip Satow, leaders in addressing mental health, substance abuse and suicide among college students.

Mary Christie Foundation names first Young Voices award winner

The Mary Christie Foundation has named Blair Ballard, from Boston, Massachusetts as its first  Young Voices Award winner.

Dr. Paula Johnson, MCF Council of Experts member, to head Wellesley College

On In February, Wellesley College announced the appointment of Paula Johnson, MD, MPH as its 14th President. Johnson, an internationally renowned women’s health expert, cardiologist and professor, vows to make the health and wellbeing of young women a top priority.

Mary Christie Foundation launches
with first Board and Council Meetings

Boston, MA / February 1, 2016

On Thursday, November 19, the Mary Christie Foundation (MCF) officially launched as a new think tank on health, wellness and readiness issues for young adults. The Foundation will provide thought leadership and philanthropy geared toward supporting young people in higher education, thereby strengthening and increasing the next generation of leaders.

Survey Finds Risky Opioid Use Among College-Age Youth, With Limited Knowledge of the Danger or Where to Get Help

Washington, D.C. / June 1, 2015

A survey of almost 1,200 college-age youth from around the country found that almost 16 percent report having used pain pills not prescribed to them at some point in their life, while over 37 percent said they would not know where to go for help in the event of an overdose.

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The Mary Christie Quarterly provides news, information and commentary on the policy issues that impact the health and wellness of young adults.   You can access past issues of the Mary Christie Quarterly here .