One college president uses board games, bedtime stories, horses and ice-cream sundaes to help students cope
Ask any college president, and they will likely tell you the biggest challenge they face — more than the broken business model, the enrollment cliff and even affordability issues — is the mental health crisis.
Student mental health is in a fragile and dangerous place on our campuses. Fewer than 40 percent of students say they are flourishing, according to the national Healthy Minds Study. Over 40 percent report some form of depression, while 37 percent live with anxiety.
Originally published: July 11, 2023
Author: Mary Dana Hinton
Institution: Hollins University
Published by: The Hechinger Report