Colleges Must Invest More in Mental Health
Higher education is failing students with mental health needs.
Demands for mental health resources were already climbing before the COVID-19 pandemic, and students now are reporting heightened stress, anxiety and depression as a result of the health crisis and the isolation, grief and economic uncertainty that it has caused. Eating disorders and disordered eating, already most common among young adults, remain an issue for college students, and a 2020 survey by the Centers for Disease Control showed that about 25 percent of adults between the ages of 18 and 24 had seriously considered suicide.
Originally published: September 28, 2022
Author: Nicholas Ladany
Institution: Oglethorpe University
Published by: Inside Higher Ed