The Healthy Minds Study (HMS)
The Healthy Minds Study (HMS) is an annual survey-based study examining mental health and related issues (depression, anxiety, substance use) and service utilization among college students. Since its national launch in 2007, HMS has been fielded at over 100 college and university campuses across the U.S., with over 100,000 survey respondents.
HMS is now enrolling schools for the 2014-2015 academic year. All colleges and universities are welcome!
Contact us as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about enrollment.
More information about the Healthy Minds Study is available here.
What is unique about HMS?
HMS is one of the only annual surveys of college/university populations that focuses exclusively on mental health and related issues, allowing for substantial detail in this area. The study has a special emphasis on understanding service utilization and help-seeking behavior, including factors such as stigma, knowledge, and the role of peers and other potential gatekeepers. The study also includes an option to examine how mental health symptoms predict academic outcomes (GPA and retention), which can be translated into an economic case for mental health services and programs.
HMS is going global! In 2013, HMS expanded to Canada, and in 2014, HMS will launch in Qatar. In the upcoming years, we hope to include additional schools from outside the U.S.
We are also expanding to community colleges! We hope to include may two-year community colleges in the U.S., because these schools have been underrepresented in most studies of college student mental health. In general, we welcome collaboration with any type of post secondary or higher education institution.