Mental Health focuses on addressing the behaviors,
risks and preventative factors surrounding depression, anxiety, stress and
suicide as well as educating the campus community about the different resources
These factors include:
- Bio-psycho-social: Chronic physical illness, hopelessness,
aggressiveness, alcohol or other drug use/abuse.
- Socio-cultural and
Environmental: Lack of social support, isolation or unsupported financial
- Demographic: Sexual orientation, religious affiliation,
race or gender.
- Individual and family-related
determinants: Peer rejection, personal loss, family conflict, academic
failure, excessive substance abuse or loneliness.
- 1,100 college students die by suicide each year.
- 75% of lifetime mental health conditions begin by
- More than 80% of college students feel overwhelmed by all they
have to do and 45% feel things are hopeless.
- More than 11% of college
students have been diagnosed or treated for anxiety in the past year and more
than 10% report being diagnosed or treated for depression.
- 64% of
students who are no longer in college are not attending due to a mental health
- Depression and anxiety are among the top impediments to
- 7% of college students seriously considered
suicide throughout the last year.
Resources available on
and off campus: