Sixty three percent of students say that their emotional health is worse than before the COVID-19 pandemic and 56% of students are significantly concerned with their ability to care for their mental health, according to the Jed Foundation Survey of College Student Mental Health in 2020. Campus mental health providers are working in unprecedented times on campuses. Seventy-seven percent of college students acknowledged currently needing help for emotional or mental health problems such as feeling sad, blue, anxious, or nervous according to The Healthy Minds Study Fall 2020 Data Report. The presentation will discuss the current status of mental health conditions on campus along with barriers to providing mental health care on campus during a pandemic. Innovative strategies to support students and staff during this time will be discussed.
Following this presentation, participants will be able to...
- List three barriers to mental health care treatment on campus.
- Describe two ways in which help seeking and diagnostic trends have changed during the pandemic.
- List two innovative offerings to support students with mental health issues.