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Presidents’ Convening on
Student Behavioral Health and Wellness
September 24, 2019

The escalating rate of mental health issues among American college students is well documented, dominating headlines and overwhelming college counseling centers. Understanding how to support students with an increasing array of emotional and behavioral health issues has become one of the biggest challenges – and highest priorities – for college and university presidents and their senior leaders.

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Everything to Gain: How Higher Education Leadership Can Confront Substance Use and Enable Student Success
November 18, 2019

This one-day symposium explored the most significant research around campus drug and alcohol use, its profound impact on student outcomes, and strategies to promote a healthy academic environment.

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Higher Education Leadership Convening
on Student Behavioral Health and Wellness
January 14, 2020

This meeting is the second in a two-part series that began on September 23 and 24, 2019, where 30 college and university presidents from across the country met for the Presidents’ Convening on Student Behavioral Health and Wellness hosted by Georgetown and the Mary Christie Foundation. The goal was to gain a deeper understanding of the role of higher education in the behavioral health and well-being of college students through expert presentations, panel discussions, and facilitated conversations. With the acknowledgment that solutions in this area must involve a larger set of leaders and must lead to actionable operational strategies, this March convening will bring leadership teams together from these same institutions to better understand how to improve the way institutions can support and improve their students’ overall well-being and academic success.
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College Substance Use: New Approaches to a Perennial Problem
October 17, 2017

National leaders in higher education, policymaking and substance use prevention and treatment will convene to discuss the latest trends, challenges and innovations in preventing and addressing substance use on America’s college campuses. Hosted by the Mary Christie Foundation, the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy and the University of Maryland School of Public Health, the event will be moderated by New York Times best-selling author William Moyers and feature a panel of university presidents, several notable speakers and new results regarding marijuana, other substance use and the adverse impact on academic engagement and student health and safety. Attendees will include a variety of university officials who will leave with new information, best practices and innovative solutions to help them prevent and address substance use problems on their own campuses.

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MCF Presidents’ Colloquium
on Student Health and Wellness
July 15, 2016

The Mary Christie Foundation presents the MCF Presidents’ Colloquium on Student Health and Wellness – a two-day event designed for college and university presidents to share knowledge and produce new thinking on the expanding array of issues that make up student health and wellness.

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Preventing Opioid Deaths Among Young People
June 15, 2015

In June, 2105, the Mary Christie Foundation and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation hosted a symposium on Capitol Hill for Members of Congress, their staff, Administration officials and the public. The event, which preceded deliberations on the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act, included addresses by several members of Congress and a panel discussion on addiction issues among young people, including discussion of a survey released that day indicating high rates of prescription drug use among college students. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Sheldon Whitehouse spoke, along with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Erik Paulsen.

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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 .