When advocating for student mental health on your campus, do you ever feel like something is missing? Like you could convince more people to support the cause if only you had hard cold numbers to support your argument?
Don’t worry. We’ve got just what you need: the Healthy Minds Study! Designed specifically for colleges and universities, HMS is an online survey of student mental health, service utilization, and related issues. There are approximately a gazillion ways in which HMS research can help Active Minds chapters but we’ll focus on just a few for now.
Inspired. Challenged. Connected.
These are but a few of the words that describe my time as an Active Minds Emerging Scholar. For the past 6 months I have been inspired by, challenged by, and connected with an incredible community – my fellow scholars, everyone at Active Minds, my campus advisor (Daniel Eisenberg), and my mentor (Jennifer Moran).
I have had an incredible experience as an Active Minds Emerging Scholar this semester and have been so inspired by the opportunity to do research related to disordered eating among college students. This research has led to an incredible new project that is being sponsored by the Global Foundation for Eating Disorders. The project – U-SHAPE – stands for University Students’ Habits, Attitudes, and Perspectives about Eating.
Hello again everyone!
As an Active Minds Emerging Scholar, I have had incredible support from my on-campus advisor and my national mentor.
This is my first blog post as a 2012 Active Minds Emerging Scholars, so I thought it might be helpful to introduce myself and my project. My name is Sarah Lipson and I am currently a PhD student at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.