For some, higher education is a time of learning and growth. But it’s also a time of stress as students manage assignments, extracurriculars and their lives and relationships outside the classroom. Mental health is also part of the picture; about 1 in 5 Americans age 18 or older are dealing with a mental health condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
MPR News host Kerri Miller led a wide-ranging conversation Wednesday, Feb. 5 at St. Catherine University with college students and a panel of mental health and higher education experts. This was in partnership with Call to Mind, MPR’s initiative to foster new conversations about mental health.
Taiyon Coleman is an assistant professor of English at St. Catherine University.
Brandon Jones is a psychotherapist, professor and behavioral health consultant. He serves as the integrated services manager at NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center in north Minneapolis and is an adjunct faculty member at Century College, Metropolitan State University and Inver Hills Community College.
To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.