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An Overview of the Current State of College Mental Health Research & Interventions - Psychology Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm

JO 4.306

Psychology Lecture Series - In-Person and Virtual Event

Title - An Overview of the Current State of College Mental Health Research & Interventions

Speaker: Denise Williams
PhD Student, UT Dallas

Student mental health and well-being are critical to overall academic success in higher education. The goal of the broader qualitative study is to assess how community colleges in Texas approach supporting the mental health needs of students, particularly in underrepresented communities such as low-socioeconomic backgrounds, students of color, and LGBTQ+ students. To support the research goals of this study and better contextualize the qualitative findings, the current report is a literature review to synthesize the research on interventions and services aimed at promoting and protecting student mental health in higher education. This review consists of theories, frameworks, and philosophies of change, an overview of current prevention efforts, and contextual factors contributing to the success or setbacks of delivering mental health care in an academic environment. By deepening our understanding of the needs of underrepresented students and knowing the challenges community colleges face in supporting student mental health, this literature review will allow us to make recommendations on promoting inclusive and accessible mental health care among college students.

This talk is in-person in JO 4.306 and also is a virtual event. At 2:30pm on September 20, join the talk on MS Teams.
Conference ID: 254 210 168 772
Passcode: AgFq2e

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Event Type

Lectures & Workshops

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public, Graduate Students


Research, Science & Technology


Mental health

Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Contact Information
Lena McGee
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