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From: Douglas A. Medina, Associate Director, Baruch College Honors Program
160 countries are represented in Baruch College’s student body of more than 18,000 and many of our students, faculty, and staff are drawn to the College because of its multiculturalism. Research finds that culture is an influential factor in discussions about mental health. Within our community, we have students who may be at a higher risk of experiencing a mental health problem at some point during their college career. These populations include Honors and International Students, students who are uninsured or from low-income families, students who are under enormous pressure to succeed academically and who have to work to pay for school.
Research clearly shows that early identification of mental disorders is critical in order to begin treatment that can reduce the severity and the impact of the disorder. Mental health challenges – such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use – are shockingly common in the United States. In fact, more than one in five American adults will have a mental health problem in any given year. The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation to provide Mental Health First Aid courses to prepare their communities with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Identified on the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA’s) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, the training helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses.
If you’re interested in attending a training, please fill out the following, brief survey: https://baruch.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4MGPQphPz8E4oUl
For more information about this FREE Mental Health First Aid training for Higher Education populations at Baruch College, please contact Douglas A. Medina at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-312-2123 and visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org
Douglas A. Medina
Baruch College Honors Program
137 East 25th Street, Room 303
New York, NY 10010