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Report: Making Space for Mental Health on Campus [downloadable]

With guidance from Mental Health America, the Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council (CMHIC) is made up of students and recent graduates who are finding new ways to make a difference in their communities.

MHA’s Collegiate Mental Health Innovation (CMHIC) is dedicated to highlighting and expanding the student-led resources filling gaps in traditional supports and services on campuses across the US. This year’s report, Making Space for Mental Health on Campus, continues MHA’s emphasis on the voices of lived experience as being essential leaders in addressing the issues that impact them.

Major Highlights of the 2019 Report

  • Expanding campus-based mental health resources should not rely on students finding traditional resources and services. With the leadership of students, mental health information and resources need to be tailored to and embedded in different communities on campus to best meet their needs.
  • Students continue to demand and create formal peer support programs, even with pushback from universities.
  • To make support accessible, resources need to be available 24/7 in-person, via phone, and across campus, including in living spaces.
  • Disability cultural centers create spaces where students with disabilities can connect with one another and celebrate disability culture and identity, as opposed to emphasizing disability as an impairment.

Download a PDF of the full report.

Learn more about about Mental Health America and the Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council.

Source: Mental Health America | The Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council, https://mhanational.org/collegiate-mental-health-innovation-council | © Copyright 2019 Mental Health America, Inc.

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