Behavior Intervention Team

College Student Mental Health Statistics

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

There is much we now know about students and the mental health issues they experience while attending college. Here are some brief facts and stats about college students and mental health. This data undoubtedly makes the case for the importance of addressing the mental health needs of all students on college campuses and why everyone should care about this issue.

NAMI's resources for faculty, staff and students:

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Mental health issues are prevalent on college campuses.
Mental health issues are a leading impediment to academic success.
College students are not seeking help.
Suicide is a real concern.
More campus-based mental health services and supports are needed on campus.