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About HEMHA

Mission: To provide leadership through a partnership of organizations to advance college student mental health


Purpose: HEMHA affirms that the issue of college student mental health is central to student success, and therefore is the responsibility of higher education. Accordingly, HEMHA will provide leadership to:

    • Consider college student mental health issues at a strategic level
    • Identify and share mental health resources
    • Promote full community engagement in the mental health continuum of care
    • Advocate for improvements in college student mental health
    • Develop and disseminate resources and guides
    • Endorse evidence-based best practices

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Through focus on advocacy actions, policy development and review, practice dissemination, and the promotion of research – across the mental health continuum – HEMHA is committed to advancing mental health throughout the realm of higher education and improving student recruitment, retention and learning outcomes.