Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Trends in College Mental Health Pre and Post COVID 19: Innovative Responses to Increasing Rates of Mental Health Programs

Presented by:
Marcia Morris, MD
Associate Professor

Associate Program Director for Student Health Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry

Faculty Disclosure:

Dr. Morris has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose. Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Release Date: December 1, 2023
Expiration Date:  December 1, 2026

Target Audience: All physicians

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the increasing rates of depression, anxiety, and OCD in college students.
  2. Utilize elements of a stepped-care and positive psychiatry model of treatment.
  3. Implement procedures for caring for high-risk or post-hospitalized college students.
  4. Identify innovative ways college & community resources can collaborate to meet the growing mental health needs of college students.

Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Resource(s) for further study:

  1. American College Health Association National College Health Assessment. ACHA-NCHA III (Fall 2019-present). American College Health Association. Accessed June 28, 2023.
  2. Boardman S, Odem R, Lam J. Using the tools of positive psychiatry to improve clinical practice. Current Psychiatry. 2022 October;21(10):17-19,24-26 | doi: 10.12788/cp.0288
  3. Brown GK, Green KL. A review of evidence-based follow-up care for suicide prevention: where do we go from here? Am J Prev Med. 2014 Sep;47(3 Suppl 2):S209-15. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.06.006. PMID: 25145741.
  4. Healthy Minds Data. Healthy Minds Network. Accessed  6/27/2023
  5. Hoeflich CC, Nutley S, Striley CW, Miller L, Riba MB, Morris MR. Current psychiatric treatment for college students with depression only, anxiety only, or comorbid depression & anxiety (2013–2019). J Affect Disord. 2023;320:348-352. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2022.09.133
  6. Morris MR. The Campus Cure: A Parent’s Guide to Mental Health and Wellness for College Students. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Maryland. Jan 2018.
  7. Morris MR, Feldpausch NI, Inga Eshelman MG, Bohle-Frankel BU. Recovering in Place: Creating Campus Models of Care for the High-Risk College Student. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2019 Oct 19;21(11):111. doi: 10.1007/s11920-019-1101-5. PMID: 31630268.
  8. Morris MR, Hoeflich CC, Nutley S, Ellingrod VL, Riba MB, Striley CW. (2021), Use of psychiatric medication by college students: A decade of data. Pharmacotherapy April 2021; 41(4): 350-358.
  9. Marcia R. Morris, Sara K. Nutley, Catherine W. Striley & Andres J. Pumariega (2023) Psychiatric medications prescribed on-campus and off-campus for university students: Differences in demographics, types of medication, and satisfaction with services, Journal of American College Health, 71:5, 1472-1478, DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2021.1942002
  10. Patel BP, Lewis B. Responding to the Crisis in College Mental Health: A Call to Action. J Pediatr. 2023 Jun;257:113390. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2023.02.036. Epub 2023 Mar 16. PMID: 36933766.
  11. Stepped Care Approach. Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health. Accessed 12/17/2021.

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