The funds will support their collaborative project on identifying research priorities focused on college campus mental health.
Youth mental health programs greatly impact the outcomes of struggling young people, but far too often, youth voices are shut out of the design.
Especially since the pandemic began, conversations about mental health have become more common, so students should find a person they feel safe to talk with about their concerns.
The summit was born out of findings from a recent study from Mental Health America, which Wood shares showed that young people want to get involved in mental health, but don’t know where to begin.
A mountain of troubling data about rising mental health problems has health advocates and providers worried about the need for additional support for struggling students and the ability of colleges to provide it.
As a college athlete, Marcus Alston realized that there wasn’t a support network for coaches and players to deal with mental health issues. So he started one.
The students wrote a resolution and presented it to the board asking that it make mental health wellness a top priority and embed it into the curriculum.