Enhancing Student Mental Health Support to Prevent Stop-Out featuring Oklahoma City Community College

Strategies from OCCC’s Evolving Counseling Services Delivery Model 

The depths of mental health challenges have become so severe that it impacts students’ ability to persist. 55% of community college students cited emotional stress with 44% noting personal mental health reasons as the second biggest reason for withdrawing, according to this Gallup and Lumina Foundation report: Stressed Out and Stopping Out.

Preventing stop-outs doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all solution. How can we foster supportive ecosystems and implement a philosophy of care that is tailored to each student’s needs, without financial waste?

Tune in to hear Chris Snoddy, Associate Vice President, Student Success and Kevin Eddings, Director, Student Accessibility and Support discuss Oklahoma City Community College’s discuss their philosophy of care for their more than 12,000 students and the evolving counseling center delivery model that supports it.

As a 100% commuter campus with a rapidly growing online student population and reduced counselor staffing within Counseling Services, Oklahoma City Community College has invested in a flexible care model to support the mental health of all OCCC students.

By watching this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • See how OCCC integrates flexible and personalized care as core tenets of its philosophy of care and delivery model to promote mental health and a sense of belonging 
  • Learn how BetterMynd’s differentiated model provides students with free and highly personalized online therapy that meets their unique needs, while preventing financial waste for colleges and institutions 
  • Discover best practices to boost persistence by addressing the top two barriers that students identify as reasons for dropping out – emotional stress and personal mental health concerns