Mental Health and Wellness

Note from the editor

The pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of students, faculty and staff. Colleges have been working to make mental health and wellness services available to the campus community regardless of where in the world they are located. Such efforts build on calls from before the pandemic to make such services easier to access. 

This Trendline examines how colleges are adapting their mental healthcare to pandemic-era constraints. It also looks at how schools can ensure their campus, crisis or not, is welcoming to students from all backgrounds.

–​ Higher Ed Dive staff

Colleges go virtual to address growing mental health needs

The pandemic is placing additional stress on students, and schools are increasing care and wellness options in response.

• Published Sept. 17, 2020

Ensuring vulnerable students aren't left out of schools' pandemic responses

An industry health group advises on how colleges and be inclusive and supportive in their outreach.

• Published Aug. 26, 2020

Colleges take mental healthcare online, but barriers remain

Counseling centers share three ways they are reaching students who may struggle to access the services because of the pandemic.

• Published April 23, 2020

Opinion: Building a 'launchpad' for students stalled by COVID-19

The pandemic is having an outsized impact on students' mental health. Boise State's president explains how the university is helping them move forward.

• Published Oct. 29, 2020

Study: Minority and first-gen students feel greater belonging at 2-year colleges

The researchers say this could be in part because community colleges tend to enroll a wider variety of students.

• Published Jan. 2, 2020

How colleges are ensuring student wellness and success

The pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of students, faculty and staff. Colleges have been working to make mental health and wellness services available to the campus community regardless of where in the world they are located. This Trendline examines how colleges are adapting their mental healthcare to pandemic-era constraints.

included in this trendline
  • Ensuring vulnerable students aren't left out of schools' pandemic responses
  • Institutions take mental healthcare online, but barriers remain
  • Minority and first-gen students feel greater belonging at 2-year colleges