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student mental health in historical black colleges and universities course

Student Mental Health in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) is a 2-week self-paced online course designed to address the unique mental health challenges faced by students in HBCUs. The course aimed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the intersectionality of race, culture, and mental health among minority students.

The course explores a range of factors impacting mental health in HBCU populations in four modules including discussion forums and assignments to assess students' understanding of the course content. Modules are listed below:


Module 1: Introduction to Student Mental Health

Module 2: Understanding Mental Health Disorders in HBCU Students

Module 3: Promoting Wellness and Resilience in HBCU Students

Module 4: Building Supportive Environments for Student Mental Health

By the end of this course, students are expected to develop a comprehensive understanding of the unique mental health challenges faced by students attending HBCUs, along with strategies for encouraging positive mental health and accessing resources within these institutions.

The online course is available on Moodle and Canvas Learning Management Systems.


Action Research Study Results For Student Mental Health in HBCUs Course: Participants included students enrolled in Dr. Hart’s General Psychology and Developmental Psychology on-campus and online courses for the Fall 2023 Semester. After completing the Student Mental Health in HBCUs course, students submitted a brief survey centered on common mental health issues in higher education. Below are pie charts and a bar graph illustrating responses from 131 student participants.

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