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A series of interviews with leaders from higher education and healthcare on the emotional and behavioral health of teens and young adults.

The Quadcast Mary Christie Institute

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A series of interviews with leaders from higher education and healthcare on the emotional and behavioral health of teens and young adults.

    Ep. 40 UMass Chan Medical School’s Dr. Maryann Davis gives practical advice on how campus stakeholders can better support students with mental health conditions

    Ep. 40 UMass Chan Medical School’s Dr. Maryann Davis gives practical advice on how campus stakeholders can better support students with mental health conditions

    Maryann Davis, Ph.D. is a professor of psychiatry at the UMass Chan Medical School and the Director of the Implementation Science & Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC) and the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research (ACR).


    She discusses the challenges students with mental illness face in their journey towards a college degree and how campus community members, particular faculty, can better understand and support these students. The Center recently released a video guide series with faculty and student narratives that help inform faculty on issues such as accommodations, reducing stigma around mental health conditions, and helping students thrive academically.

    • 25 min
    Ep. 39 Lumina Foundation’s Dr. Zainab Okolo

    Ep. 39 Lumina Foundation’s Dr. Zainab Okolo

    Dr. Zainab Okolo, a therapist, advocate, educator, and strategy officer for student success at the Lumina Foundation, joins the Quadcast today to discuss a host of student mental health policy issues, including new research from the Lumina Foundation and Gallup that identifies college students' emotional stress as the main driver behind stopping college.

    • 27 min
    Ep. 38 A student and his headmaster discuss the behavioral health of high school teens

    Ep. 38 A student and his headmaster discuss the behavioral health of high school teens

    Guest host, Carson Domey, interviews his headmaster, Alex Zequeira, at Saint John's High School in Shrewsbury, MA. Zequeira shares his observations on high school mental health from his years of coaching, teaching, and leading high school students -- from social media, the collective trauma of the pandemic, and building resilience before college. Carson and Zequeira worked together to implement the suicide hotline on the back of student ID cards.

    • 25 min
    Ep. 37 Collaboration and Infrastructure in Campus Health Promotion Strategy

    Ep. 37 Collaboration and Infrastructure in Campus Health Promotion Strategy

    Paula Swinford, MS, MHA, CHES, is the director of the Office for Health Promotion Strategy and a clinical instructor for family medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.


    Swinford talks about what it takes to create a health-promoting campus - from assessing student needs to establishing university structures – and discusses the five components of the Collective Impact Framework.

    • 22 min
    Ep. 36 The Steve Fund's New Executive Director, Dr. Tia Dole

    Ep. 36 The Steve Fund's New Executive Director, Dr. Tia Dole

    In this week's Quadcast, we speak to Dr. Tia Dole, the new Executive Director of the Steve Fund — the leading national organization dedicated to supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.


    Dr. Dole spoke of her background as a clinician, her work at the Trevor project, her motivation to take on this new role, and her passion for connecting disenfranchised young people with the support they need to thrive.

    • 21 min
    Ep. 35 President of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors, Dr. Marcus Hotaling, on trends in college mental health

    Ep. 35 President of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors, Dr. Marcus Hotaling, on trends in college mental health

    The pandemic has led to increased demand for services at campus counseling centers as well as counseling staff turnover. Dr. Hotaling, the Director of the Eppler-Wolff Counseling Center at Union College and President of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD), joins the Quadcast today to talk about how counseling centers are evolving, creating communities of care, and what today’s students are experiencing. The AUCCCD is the largest organization of campus mental health leaders in the world. This episode is sponsored by Christie Campus Health.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Kchi96 ,

Great student mental health expert commentary

As a former college student who wanted to have more of these conversations with campus administrators, this Quadcast wraps up the type of issues students experience more deeply with experts who have the foundational research to back it up.

I think anyone in higher education working at colleges and universities can benefit from listening to this podcast.

jessgiff ,

Fantastic podcast for college mental health professionals

As someone who works in college mental health and wellness, I was thrilled to discover this podcast. I particularly enjoyed the series on flourishing — this is such an important topic, especially now, and it’s inspiring to hear what different campuses are doing.

quadcastfan ,

All ears!

Great and succinct episodes covering a variety of college health and well-being topics!

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