Report Looks at How Student Debt Impacts the Mental Health of Black Borrowers

Title: Student Debt Is Harming the Mental Health of Black Borrowers Author: Victoria Jackson & Jalil B. Mustaffa Source: The Education Trust   The Education Trust recently released its second of four reports focused on the challenges identified through qualitative data from the National Black Student Debt Study. The first report highlighted how Black women… Read more »

The Impact of COVID-19 on College and University Students Who Self-Injure: Risks and Strategies for Mitigation

Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on student wellbeing. One area of particular concern is the impact of the pandemic on non-suicidal self-injury. What can we do to address the increased risk?

Trauma-informed Colleges Begin With Trauma-informed Leaders

As higher education institutions move into the post-pandemic era, those with trauma-informed leaders will be better positioned to meet new challenges in creative ways while promoting safe and healthy campus communities, writes Appalachian State’s Jason Lynch.

What Campus Data Tell Us About Student Mental Health and COVID-19

Recent stories have warned of a “mental health tsunami” and a “mental health crisis on campuses” as over the past two years, students and campus communities worked to master the new normal of masking, vaccines, and social distancing in a global pandemic. As we look toward the future, what should campuses do about the mental health of students?

A Window of Opportunity: New Report Examines the Long-Term Effects of the Pandemic on Postsecondary Education

A new white paper from EAB examines the long-term effects the COVID-19 pandemic might have on postsecondary education, focusing on four main areas: social disengagement, mental health, availability of transfers, and unfinished learning in K-12.

New Survey Offers Insights on Student Mental Health Heading Into the Spring Term

As students and colleges begin a new term, a nationwide survey of nearly 1,700 students enrolled at two-year and four-year institutions offers insights on students’ mental health and perspectives on their institutions’ response to COVID-19.

New Report Examines Role of Peer Counseling in College Student Mental Health

In this first-ever survey of college student peer counseling, the Mary Christie Institute and the Born This Way foundation examined perceptions of peer mental health support among college students.

New Research Offers a Framework for Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Student Parents

With over 20 percent of total undergraduate students identifying as student parents, new research from the JED Foundation and Ascend at the Aspen Institute offers specific recommendations for supporting these individuals in their academic pursuits.

Applications for the 2022 Active Minds Healthy Campus Award Are Live

Applications are open now through October 15, 2021, for the 2022 Active Minds Healthy Campus Award.

A Trauma-Informed Lens for Addressing Race-Based Incidents on Campus

As campuses deal with the impact of COVID-19 and systemic racism, campus leaders have an opportunity to make sustainable, structurally supported change that provides foundations for reparation, reconciliation, and healing for campus communities.

Do Institutions Really Know What Is Going on With Their Students’ Mental Health?

A number of studies, articles and blog posts in recent years have hinted that campuses are figuratively hanging off of a mental health cliff. Kate Wolfe-Lyga and Marcus Hotaling write that while numerous factors that have likely contributed to this increase in need, the main concern is whether colleges and universities have the capacity to support their students’ mental health.

Strategies in Improving Support For Graduate Student Mental Health and Well-Being

The Council of Graduate Schools and the Jed Foundation released a new report that highlights current graduate student mental health and well-being needs.