Is Student Mental Health a Matter of Mission?
SMC Affiliated Work
School of Liberal Arts
Theology and Religious Studies
Journal of Catholic Higher Education
This essay presents a Catholic perspective on the growing concern for student mental health on college campuses. Drawing on the three characteristics of Catholic undergraduate education put forward by the seminal 1967 Land O'Lakes summit, which together engage the intellectual, social, and spiritual dimensions of campus life, the authors argue that student mental health should concern all who are committed to the mission of Catholic higher education. Their interdisciplinary analysis details how and why staff, faculty, and administrators should participate in the promotion of students' mental well-being
Undergraduate Students, Catholics, Mental Health, Religious Factors, Student Characteristics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Well Being, Institutional Mission, Student Educational Objectives, Spiritual Development, Social Justice
Arts and Humanities | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Coblentz, Jessica. “Is Student Mental Health a Matter of Mission?” Co-authored with Staysniak, C. Peer-reviewed essay in Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 32 no. (2), 193-215. 2017.
Coblentz, Jessica M. and Staysniak, Christopher. Is Student Mental Health a Matter of Mission? (2017). Journal of Catholic Higher Education. 36 (2), 193-215. [article]. https://digitalcommons.stmarys-ca.edu/school-liberal-arts-faculty-works/664