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.

Faculty Awareness, Receptiveness, and Self-Care in Addressing Student Mental Health

A survey piloted across 12 colleges and universities captured faculty perspectives on students’ mental and behavioral health.

Pandemic-Related Increases in Students’ Anxiety and Depression Symptoms

Using data from 419 first-year students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, researchers estimate that moderate-severe anxiety increased from 18.1 percent before the pandemic to 25.3 percent within four months after the pandemic began.

NASEM Report on Supporting Student Mental Health and Well-being

A recent report from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) presents findings from their recent research on “Mental Health, Substance Use, and Wellbeing in Higher Education: Supporting the Whole Student”, which includes 10 recommendations to further improve these efforts.

Webinar: Student Mental Health During COVID

The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) will present a webinar Jan. 21 to discuss the mental health concerns affecting college students as well as some of the modalities that campuses are using to address student mental health during the pandemic.

Students’ Coping Strategies and Perceptions of How College Has Changed During the Pandemic

A new College Pulse survey sheds light on students’ stress and anxiety levels, in addition to perceptions of their college’s recent operational shifts. The survey also reveals aspects of their personal coping strategies and feelings towards the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial and Mental Health Challenges Experienced by Students with Disabilities During COVID-19

A new report finds that that students who report having a physical, learning, neurodevelopmental, or cognitive disability are more likely to have experienced higher rates of financial hardship and mental health disorders.