The Healthy Minds Network is one of the nation’s premier research organizations contributing to adolescent and young adult mental health.  HMN is dedicated to improving the mental and emotional well-being of young people through innovative, multidisciplinary scholarship.  HMN spans coast to coast with our principal investigators at the University of California-Los Angeles, the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Boston University. Our network proudly serves as a resource for secondary and post-secondary education administrators, students, researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, and the greater public.  

For 15 years, the network has administered the Healthy Minds Study, a population-level survey of post-secondary student mental health, collecting over half a million responses from students at 400+ colleges and universities. The network’s research efforts have expanded into other facets of mental health in educational settings, including the role and health of Faculty and Staff, and secondary schools with HMS2. 

Interest Form - HMS Colleges

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Interest Form - HMS High Schools

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Our Approach
Taking a public health approach, HMN focuses on three
primary objectives; producing knowledge (research),
distributing knowledge (dissemination), and using
knowledge (practice).
The Healthy Minds Study
The Healthy Minds Study (HMS) is an annual web-based survey examining mental health, service utilization, and related issues among undergraduate and graduate students. HMS has been fielded at over 400colleges and universities, with over half a million survey respondents.
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The Healthy Minds Study
for Secondary Schools
Also known as HMS2, this novel survey study aims to assess the well-being of secondary school students (boarding schools, high schools, both public and private). To learn more about this study, including how to bring it to your community, click the button below.
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Healthy Minds Writing Lab
The goal of the Writing Lab is to encourage and facilitate the analysis and publication of data from the Healthy Minds Study (HMS) and the Healthy Minds Study for Secondary Schools (HMS2). We invite all researchers, regardless of experience, to join us!
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School Mental Health Research Symposium March 8 and 9, 2022
This annual symposium brings together key stakeholders interested in research on student mental health. The symposium aims to foster collaboration and strengthen the link between research and practice. This will be a virtual event via Zoom. The Symposium is free of charge.
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Return on Investment

View the Economic Case for investing in student mental health.

Data Interface

Explore data from the Healthy Minds Study

Join the Writing Lab

Our team will provide guidance related to research ideas, data, and academic manuscripts.

College Student Mental Health
Action Toolkit

A resource intended to support student mental health advocacy efforts

HMN + ACHA COVID Report

A collaborative report that summarizes findings related to the impact of COVID-19 on college student well-being

HMS Winter 2021
National Data Report

A public report summarizing data collected with the Healthy Minds Study in the Winter of 2021