Uncovering Resilience in Students with Mental Health Concerns: A Case Study

Last updated January 23, 2019

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1h 1m

Last Updated

January 23, 2019

Uncovering Resilience in Students with Mental Health Concerns: A Case Study

Last updated January 23, 2019

Learn how to create an aspirational resilience program for students with mental health concerns.


In today’s higher education landscape, a growing number of students are struggling with decreasing resilience, which frequently harms their academic performance and collegiate experience. As this trend continues to prevail, there is a growing realization that student resilience must be discussed holistically, with special focus on mental health. Well-being and resilience should be considered as critical components of a student’s academic and vocational success.

In response to this issue, a handful of institutions are leading the way in creating and implementing innovative programs that address the relationship between mental health and resilience—by helping students improve skills related to emotional fortitude, grit, and social support.

Join us for this webcast to learn how UMass Amherst has developed a new evidence and strengths-based healthcare program to enhance students’ resilience skills and help them flourish even in the face of mental illness. Participants will learn both short and long-term ways to implement a similar program on their respective campuses.

Who should attend?

Leaders who are looking to bring a resilience building program to their campus to support students with mental health concerns will benefit from this online training.

  • Faculty
  • Academic Deans
  • Deans of Students
  • Wellness Center Staff
  • Directors of Counseling Centers
  • Case Managers
  • Counselors
  • Athletic Coaches


This webcast will be hosted by Dr. Genevieve Chandler from UMass Amherst who will explain the key components of constructing and launching a successful resilience building program on campus:

  1. Why Focus on Resilience Building?
  • What research tells us
  • Student participant testimonials
  • Applicable data from student participants
  1. Outcomes of Course Syllabus – “ABCS” of Resilience
  • Active coping
  • Building strength
  • Cognitive awareness
  • Social support
  1. Short-Term vs. Long-Term Action Plans
  • One month from now
  • Six months from now
  • One year from now
  • Tips from the expert