We are excited to feature a “Data Point of the Month” series! Each data point we share in this series aims to highlight an interesting finding from our national Healthy Minds Study or other data sets. To view archived data points, please follow this link.
The Healthy Minds Network has drawn from our most recent data from Fall of 2021 to highlight updated figures on suicidal ideation amongst college students in the United States.
Data from The Healthy Minds Study between 2018-2021 suggest an upward trend in the prevalence of depression and anxiety symptoms among students pursuing post-secondary education.
The November Data Point of the Month highlights mental health among Native American students in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Data is from the Healthy Minds Study.
The October Data Point of the Month is focused on domestic/intimate partner violence awareness and prevention. Data is from the 2019-2020 Healthy Minds Study.
The September Data Point of the Month emphasizes Hispanic/Latinx student mental health in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month and National Suicide Prevention Month. Data is from the 2019-2020 Health Minds Study.
The July Data Point of the Month highlights BIPOC Mental Health Month, a nationwide effort to raise awareness on the multitude of mental health experiences within Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities.
The June Data Point of the Month is focused on LGBTQ+ students in honor of Pride Month. Data is from the 2019-2020 Healthy Minds Study.
The April Data Point of the Month is focused on National Alcohol Awareness Month to increase awareness and understanding of the causes and treatment of a top national public health issue: alcoholism. Data is from the 2019-2020 Healthy Minds Study.
The March 2021 Data Point of the Month highlights Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and how to support their mental health.
The February 2021 Data Point of the Month highlights Black college student experiences in honor of Black History Month. Data is from the HMS Fall 2020 Report (~31,750 students across 36 post-secondary education institutions).
The COVID-19 Pandemic has been associated with increased resilience in college students, highlighting the adaptability and positive outcomes from the stressful environment brought on by the pandemic.
The COVID-19 Pandemic was correlated to changes in help-seeking behavior using HMN Data from Winter 2020 semester. Notably, an increased proportion of students were willing to seek help from clinicians, friends, and significant others during the pandemic.