Student mental health is a growing concern among high schools, colleges and universities, particularly in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Students across the country are seeking connection and help from a variety of sources, and community members are uniquely positioned to identify and support struggling young adults.

Amy Gatto from Active Minds, the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health promotion and education for young adults, will provide practical approaches that community members can implement in the current climate to help create caring communities to help young adults thrive.


Original broadcast March 30, 2021 

Presenter ~ Amy Gatto
Amy Gatto is the Senior Campus Program Manager at Active Minds where she works to create lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued among educational institutions. She is interested in the relationship between health and education. Blending her experiences as a former high school teacher, higher education health educator, and young adult health researcher, she has found a niche in working to improve adolescent and young adult mental health.

Amy is a doctoral candidate at the University of South Florida in the College of Public Health, holds a Master in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from Elon University.