College student, employee mental health worsened last year, survey finds

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Higher Ed Dive

Nearly three-quarters of student affairs professionals, 72%, said the mental health of students and employees worsened during the past year, according to a new report from NASPA, a higher education association for student affairs administrators. Among those surveyed, 43% said the single greatest challenge to improving mental health on campus was an increasing severity in the mental health issues people face. On the positive side, the stigma around mental health is lessening. An overwhelming majority, 93%, said students have become more comfortable talking about mental health over the last five years. 

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