A new study shows that parents are increasingly concerned over their students’ mental health. The survey, conducted by the Mary Christie Foundation, showed that 76 percent of parents polled believed mental health on college campuses was a very or somewhat serious issue.
Mary Christie Foundation President John Howe and President of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, Michael Poliakoff, wrote in the Baltimore Sun about the need to do more to reduce student alcohol abuse. Read the full article here.
The Mary Christie Foundation sponsored a guide by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni that will help trustees and administrators understand the problem of substance use on campus. The guide seeks to provide the latest data on substance use among college students, reframe prevention efforts around the universitiy's academic mission, and help trustees and university leadership change their campus cultures through evidence-based practices. Lastly, to help trustees and administrators see these recommendations at work, this guide offers examples of successful programs that have implemented effective strategies on campus. Read the report here.
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 .