Mental Health and Wellness for Students of Color: Transitioning to College

Mental Health and Wellness for Students of Color: Transitioning to College

by September 18, 2019

Surfacing solutions to global public health problems.

Event happened held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Live webcast will stream on Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Noon-1pm ET
An on-demand video will be posted.
Questions for the panelists in advance:

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Amid the bustle on U.S. college campuses, a growing challenge is causing concern. Many college students of color report mental health issues–including depression, anxiety and, among some groups, increased risk for suicide–that are not well understood or effectively addressed. According to surveys conducted by Harris Poll, students of color feel both more isolated and more overwhelmed than their white classmates. At the same time, they are less likely to seek counseling services on campus.

Bringing together experts with diverse experiences and perspectives, this Forum will explore how colleges can better support the social, emotional and mental health needs of students of color, particularly during the critical transition to college. Panelists will emphasize evidence-based steps and policies that can help cultivate a positive and healthy experience for college students of color.


Taryn Finley
Editor of HuffPost Black Voices

Expert Participants

Stephanie Pinder-Amaker
Founding Director of McLean Hospital’s College Mental Health Program and National Advisor to The Steve Fund

David Rivera
Associate Professor of Counselor Education at Queens College-City University of New York and National Advisor to The Steve Fund

David Williams, Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

John Silvanus Wilson
Senior Advisor and Strategist to the President of Harvard University

Ways to Watch – No Registration Required to Watch Online


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