Supporting Student Mental Health During the Current Crisis

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Supporting Student Mental Health During the Current Crisis

Watch a webcast recording where our experts connect with the broader higher education community to share ideas and ask questions amid the COVID-19 crisis.


Continuing to support student mental health needs in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is critical. Stress and anxiety are high, and current circumstances are causing hardship for many. Student affairs leaders and counseling center directors are operating as best they can in this environment, while simultaneously navigating rapidly-evolving institutional responses and balancing their own well-being.

Join us for this webcast recording where we facilitate a conversation with Kelly Wesener-Michael, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students at Northern Illinois University, and Kristen Gray, Director of Counseling & Psychological Services at Hope College. In this open discussion space with our experts and your peers, we shared strategies, current approaches, and decision points related to the following items:

  • The use of teletherapy in higher ed mental health
  • Client issues (triaging emergencies, trauma students, etc.)
  • Supporting counseling center staff
  • Meeting the mental health needs of a broader university community

Who should attend?

This training will benefit Student Affairs leaders and Directors of Counseling Centers who want to a) hear about how other campuses are approaching student mental health services in a time of crisis, and b) share their own ideas and strategies.

If you are looking for a space to gain ideas and best practices around the current coronavirus crisis, we encourage you to check out our other webcasts in our COVID-19 Critical Response Discussion Series.