STAT Live Chat: Challenges and innovation in college mental health care
As a new school year gets underway, colleges are continuing to grapple with rising student demand for mental health services. Some schools have been unable to meet that need, leaving students stuck on weeks-long wait lists. Others are taking steps to better address the mental health needs of increasingly diverse student populations.
Join STAT reporter Megan Thielking and Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, Harvard Medical School psychiatry professor and director of the College Mental Health Program at McLean Hospital, for an online conversation about mental health issues on college campuses. They’ll touch on innovative approaches to better addressing student mental health needs, the barriers that keep students from seeking out and receiving treatment, and ways in which the relationship between schools and off-campus providers can be strengthened.
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