Supporting College Student Mental Health During COVID-19

Available with English captions and subtitles in Spanish.

Dr. Caitlin Nevins, director of psychological services for McLean’s College Mental Health Program, discusses considerations for students and families during this time, the impact of student identities, strategies to ease student transitions into at-home education, and ways to maintain their mental health and well-being.

COVID-19 has caused everyone to adjust to new circumstances but has created even greater challenges for students of all ages.

Whether they’re transitioning to learning at home or have moved home from college, there are many adjustments for students to make to successfully maintain their well-being, continue their education, and find balance during this public health crisis.

Dr. Nevins shares considerations to make for better mental health as well as resources to help ease the tumultuousness of the pandemic’s effect on education for both parents and students.

This content is also available in Spanish.

Audience Questions

Dr. Nevins also answers a few questions from the participants:

  • How can we support college-aged individuals with no summer opportunities? Are there remote jobs? Remote volunteer opportunities?
  • How might students create a private space for telehealth sessions? Do you have suggestions around online and tech support?

College Mental Health Resources

College students and parents may find resources from these organizations helpful.

About Dr. Nevins

As the director of psychological services for McLean’s College Mental Health Program, Caitlin M. Nevins, PhD, is involved in the clinical, research, outreach, and training initiatives of the program, with an emphasis on supporting students as they balance their mental health and goals for school. Her clinical and research interests include the etiology, trajectory, and treatment of disordered eating. Dr. Nevins is particularly interested in the relationship between disordered eating and history of trauma.

Learn more about Dr. Nevins.

More COVID-19 Resources

It’s important to think about ways to manage your mental health during these difficult times. McLean is committed to providing mental health and self-care resources for all who may need them. You and your family may find these strategies from McLean experts helpful to feel mentally balanced and safe during the coronavirus outbreak.

Learn more on our COVID-19 mental health resources page or get access to our COVID-19 Webinar Series.