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First-Gen Student Mental Health & Well-Being: Successes and Opportunities

Includes a Live Web Event on 07/24/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

First-Gen Student Mental Health & Well-Being: Successes and Opportunities

This was a 2024 Annual Meeting session that was cancelled Saturday morning due to the Atlanta water main break. Open to all regardless of whether you attended the Annual Meeting.

The need for information about how institutions address students' mental health is high. To this end, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Student Well-being Institutional Support Survey (SWISS) partnered to create a Topical Module on student mental health and well-being for 2023. This session will describe what we learned from the survey and the implications for institutional practice. Special focus will be on first-generation students, whose unique challenges in navigating collegiate experiences can impact their well-being.

Session Information 

Format: Internet live 
Date: July 24, 2024
Time: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm ET 

Format: Internet, self-paced 
Release Date: July 25, 2024 
Expiration Date: July 24, 2025 

After the expiration date, this session will no longer be accessible for viewing or downloading.
CE Credit is available for those that attend the live webinar only.



Bridget Yuhas, EdD, MS 
Butler University

Allison BrckaLorenz, PhD 
Indiana University Bloomington

Intended Audience

  • Health Educator
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Student

Learning Objectives

After this session, participants should be able to: 

  1. Learn about areas of success and opportunity in student-reported information on their mental health and well-being.
  2. Learn how students view the well-being support they receive from their institutions, including areas for increased interventions.
  3. Learn how the experiences of first-generation students are similar to and different from continuing-generation students when it comes to mental health and well-being.

Program Planning Committee 

2024 Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee

For more information about this session or its speaker(s), contact

Credit/Contact Hours and Disclosures

Types of Credit/Contact Hours Available

Refer to the Continuing Education Key.

  • PsyCE: 1.0
  • NBCC: 1.0
  • CNE: 1.0


Claim your credit/contact hours or certificate on each session's Contents tab by the deadline.

If you attended the session LIVE: Credit/Contact Hours must be requested by August 7, 2024.

CE Credit is available for those that attend the live webinar only.

Relevant Financial Relationships

None of the presenters or planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Successful Completion to Obtain Credit/Contact Hours (or certificate of attendance)

Criteria for successful completion is commensurate with participation.

Select the "Contents" tab above (registered users only) for access to the following components. It is estimated that it will require 60 minutes to view the webinar. Credit/Contact Hours must be requested by the date listed above.

Step 1:  View/Attend the session in its entirety.
Step 2:  Complete the mandatory Attestation for CE Credit/Contact Hours. 
Step 3:  Select the certificate for the type of credit/contact hour you are requesting. Select "Certificate of Attendance" if no credit/contact hour is being requested. 

Continuing Education Statements 

Continuing Education 


ACHA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ACHA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program has been awarded 1.0 hour of continuing education for psychologists.


The American College Health Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6397. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ACHA is solely responsible for all aspects the program.

   CNE       This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Off-Label Product Use
This educational activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

ACHA does not endorse any products or services that are displayed or referred to in conjunction with this activity and is not responsible for the actual presentation of content during scientific sessions.

The American College Health Association (ACHA) supports institutional, as well as legislative or regulatory initiatives to promote a campus climate guided by the values of inclusion, respect, equality and equity. ACHA rejects all forms of intolerance and bias, whether implicit or explicit. Such a climate is essential to college health and wellbeing.

Consistent with these values, ACHA rejects all forms of discriminatory conduct with respect to: age; race/ethnicity; sex; sexual orientation; gender, including gender identity and expression; marital status; physical size; psychological/physical/learning ability; religious, spiritual or cultural identity; socioeconomic status; veteran status; or any other class of persons. ACHA actively strives to eliminate bias and discriminatory conduct from all its policies, procedures, communications, actions and activities.


First-Gen Student Mental Health & Well-Being: Successes and Opportunities
07/24/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
07/24/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes On the day of the event, beginning 5 minutes prior to session time, click the "Join" button that will appear to the right to launch Zoom to enter the session. You may need to refresh your browser for the join button to appear.
Attestation of Attendance
This attestation is required prior to being granted a certificate.
This attestation is required prior to being granted a certificate. All participants that are requesting CE credit must attest to their full participation in the session.
Evaluation Survey
13 Questions
13 Questions ACHA's accrediting bodies require us to evaluate the effectiveness of our CE programming. After you watch the presentation, your feedback is greatly appreciated.
CE Certificate
Up to 1.00 credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 1.00 credits available  |  Certificate available If you are requesting CE credit or a Certificate of Attendance for this LIVE session, please claim your certificate here. Print certificate to PDF to save to your computer.