World Mental Health Day Collaboration Featuring: Sarah Ketchen Lipson

A Collaboration In Recognition of World Mental Health Day!

InCHIP and Student Health and Wellness Bring You Two Events Featuring: Sarah Ketchen Lipson, PhD, EdM

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Daytime Lecture

12:30 – 1:30pm | J. Ray Ryan Building, Room 204 (second floor).


“Understanding and Addressing Mental Health Disparities in College Student Populations”

Mental health among college students is a topic that has garnered much media attention in recent years. There is an ongoing national dialogue about what many refer to as the “campus mental health crisis.” An aspect of this crisis, but one that is not as commonly discussed, is the enormous inequalities that exist with regard to mental health and treatment use. This presentation will focus on understanding mental health inequalities faced by students of color, gender and sexual minority students, first-generation college students, international students, and students from other traditionally underrepresented and marginalized identities. Professor Sarah Ketchen Lipson will draw on data from her national Healthy Minds Study, the largest and most comprehensive survey of mental health on college and university campuses. She will describe inequities that are evident in this large-scale data from hundreds of thousands of students on campuses across the country, and will discuss approaches to advance mental health equity.

Evening Panel Discussion 

“College Mental Health: Equity and Allyship”

  5:00 – 6:00pm | Student Union Theatre

Also Featuring: Clewiston Challenger, PhD and UConn students Kanu Caplash & Jovanni Vicenty.

Moderated by Dr. Amanda Waters.

Lecture Co-sponsored by:


About the InCHIP Lecture Series
The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The InCHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit the InCHIP 2019-2020 Lecture Page.