Mental Health and the College Student Online Workshop
About this workshop
This online workshop features University of Minnesota experts addressing some of the most common mental health concerns they hear about from parents of University students. The audio, video, and podcasts of the workshop are posted below. We encourage parents to view the materials presented here as introductory, and to consult with the resources found here at the University of Minnesota or in their own communities for more in-depth information or to address any specific concerns.
This workshop is made possible in part by a grant from The Jed Foundation.
Audio and video
Two U of M Students on the Importance of Mental Health
Welcome Presenter: President Kaler 1.09 minutes
Depression and Anxiety as Public Health Issues Presenter: Ed Ehlinger 3 minutes
Distinguishing Depression From "The Blues" Presenter: Harriett Haynes 8 minutes
Distinguishing Anxiety From "The Butterflies" Presenter: Robert Seybold 7 minutes
Strategies for On-campus Support Presenters: Gary Christenson,Barbara Blacklock, and Scott Slattery Part 1—15 minutes, Part 2—16 minutes
How Parents Can Work With the U Presenters: Gary Christenson,Robert Seybold, and Lisa Schulte 10 minutes
What Your Student May be Encountering Presenters: Erik Dussault, Lisa Schulte, Sarra Beckham-Chasnoff, and Linda Muldoon 17 minutes
Suicide and Self Injurious Behavior 1 Moderator: Gary Christenson Presenters: Steve Hermann M.D. and Jon Grant M.D. 12.75 minutes
Suicide and Self Injurious Behavior 2 7 minutes
Student Response to Trauma 1 Moderator: Gary Christenson Presenters: Jamie Teidemann and Robert Seybold 14 minutes
Student Response to Trauma 2 12.75 minutes
Eating Disorders 1 Presenters: Gary Christenson Presenter: Jen Beldon 12 minutes
Eating Disorders 2 12.75 minutes
Asperger Syndrome Moderator: Gary Christenson Presenters: Carrie Kelley 14.25 minutes
Students with Concerns about Other Students 1 Moderator: Gary Christenson Presenters: Salina Renninger and Amelious Whyte, Jr 8 minutes
Students with Concerns about Other Students 2 7.5 minutes
Data Privacy: Sharing Information Moderator: Gary Christenson Presenter: Mark Rotenberg 7 minutes
Follow these instructions carefully to copy and paste the podcast link into your podcast software. Please note: this is a 64 MB podcast; you should have a broadband or cable modem connection to download.
Podcast instructions—how to copy the link to the podcast
Right-click on the podcast icon (Mac users: click and hold the mouse button).
Choose "Copy Shortcut", "Copy Link", "Copy Link to Clipboard," or "Copy Link Location."
Paste the link into the subscription field of your podcasting software. This process may vary depending on your software. For iTunes, go to "Advanced" in the menu and choose "Subscribe to Podcast."
Copy this link to download the entire workshop as a podcast 64 MB
How to choose and use an online workshop
Select video presentations if you have a broadband connection.
Select audio presentations if you use a dial-up or modem connection.
Select the podcast presentation if you have a broadband connection and want to download the entire workshop (6 presentations).
Audio and Video—The audio and video presentations will run automatically using QuickTime. If you experience any difficulties, be sure you have the most current version of QuickTime, a free software program available through Apple, on your computer.
Podcast—A podcast downloads audio recordings to your computer. These recordings can be played on your computer using any podcast software, or placed on your iPod or other portable music player to listen to anytime.
To listen to the study abroad podcast, you'll need podcast software. The instructions below give details for copying the link you'll need to download the podcast to your podcast software. If you don't have podcast software, you can download a free copy of iTunes, available for PC or Mac, from iTunes.