Title

Is Student Mental Health a Matter of Mission?

SMC Author

Jessica Coblentz

SMC Affiliated Work

1

Author Role

Author

Status

Faculty

School

School of Liberal Arts

Department

Theology and Religious Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 2017

Publication Title

Journal of Catholic Higher Education

Description/Abstract

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

Keywords

Undergraduate Students, Catholics, Mental Health, Religious Factors, Student Characteristics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Well Being, Institutional Mission, Student Educational Objectives, Spiritual Development, Social Justice

ISSN

1948-5891

Volume

36

Issue

2

First Page

193

Last Page

215

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Original Citation

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.

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