The need for student mental health resources for all levels of learners has never been higher. Mental health challenges are common even among graduate students, who may face food and housing insecurity, fallout from COVID-19, parenting or caretaking responsibilities, sexual trauma, prejudice, and overwhelming stress related to their academic programs. In fact, a recent survey of 3,500 graduate students at 12 public institutions found that 67% of respondents scored low on well-being factors (Ogilvie et al., 2021).
This webinar will focus on how graduate and professional schools can build individual graduate student resiliency and help-seeking skills, and how institutions can adopt practices and build resources to increase holistic graduate student well-being, increase graduate student satisfaction and success as well and institutional performance.
Participants will gain additional understanding of:
- The state of graduate student mental well-being and its impact on graduate student and institutional success.
- Key attributes of a proactive, strengths-based, holistic, developmentally appropriate approach to supporting graduate student mental well-being.
- Potential barriers and opportunities for prevention and intervention as considered through a socio-ecological model.
- A new digital course offering that supports comprehensive holistic graduate student well-being.
Vice President of Education Strategy
Holly leads the Education Strategy team at Vector Solutions, helping ensure that the thought leadership we deliver to our customers is based on research and established best practice. She’s also our subject matter expert on preventing sexual and gender-based harassment and violence. Holly joined Vector Solutions from the University of Michigan where she oversaw the institution’s prevention and advocacy efforts for nearly a decade.
Holly also brings national policy experience to her role as one of the rule-makers for the 2014 Clery Act regulations and an advisor to the Obama Administration White House Taskforce on preventing campus sexual assault. She has more than 25 years of experience in preventing and responding to sexual- and gender-based violence in higher education, workplaces, and communities.