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Policy Matters for Black Youth Mental Health

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In a recent op-ed, we described the present challenges Black youth are facing regarding mental health. Further, if indeed there are policies around mental health (i.e., This series highlights community leaders to share about their efforts and expertise in unique aspects of Black youth mental health.

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Report Offers Insights into Mental Health Supports at HBCUs

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and its Institute for Capacity Building explore the state of mental health on Black college campuses in a new report. Julian Thompson “ From Awareness to Action: The Imperative for Enhanced Mental Health Support at HBCUs ” highlights five key insights. The first is that 1.) As such, 4.)

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Program Addresses Mental Health Among Law Enforcement

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Petersburg College in Florida has launched a new Applied Mental Health Certificate for Law Enforcement Program to equip law enforcement professionals and first responders with essential tools to navigate mental health issues within the community while managing the inherent stressors of their roles.

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Survey: Faculty and Staff Observe Increasing Demand for Mental Health Support Among Online Learners

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

More than 80% of college faculty and staff members have noticed increasing demand among online learners for mental health services this past school year, according to a new survey from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and teletherapy company Uwill. It's not why they chose the online education in the first place.”

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New Program Seeks to Fill Mental Health Gaps

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Lansing School of Nursing at Bellarmine University now offers a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program. Dr. Chriss Webb The master’s degree program is expected to help address a shortage in mental health providers with nurse practitioner training to provide psychiatric evaluations and treatment. “By

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Uplifting BIPOC-Centered Mental Health Research With the 2024 Emerging Scholars

Active Minds

The Emerging Scholar Fellowship, generously supported by the Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health and Macy’s , is a unique opportunity for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or Persons of Color (BIPOC) to work on their own groundbreaking mental health-related independent research.

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$68M Investment at Notre Dame Aims at Mental Health Crisis

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The University of Notre Dame has brought together a coalition of benefactors, foundations, and other funders who have committed more than $68 million to address mental health and expand access to care. Dr. John T. McGreevy, Notre Dame’s Charles and Jill Fischer Provost.