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Trends in College Students' Mental Health

For years, the strain on college students’ mental health has been rising at a concerning pace. Year after year, there seems to be a higher number of students suffering from depression, anxiety, and other behavioral disorders. Following the overhaul in ways students learn because of the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 40 percent of students have reportedly expressed anxiety about falling back academically and transitioning back into a prepandemic style of learning.

What can colleges and universities do to curb the downward trend in students’ mental health and best assist them as they return to the traditional ways of learning? Join The Chronicle as we host “Trends in College Students’ Mental Health.” Register today to hear insights from leaders in mental-health care about the following questions and more:

  • What is the current state of mental health among college students?
  • What looming effects has Covid-19 had on the mental-health crisis?
  • And what is the future of mental-health services on campus?


  • Kate Hidalgo Bellows, staff reporter, The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Sarah Van Orman, associate vice provost, chief health officer, and clinical professor, Keck School of Medicine of the University of South California
  • Ryan Patel, chair of the mental-health section, American College Health Association, psychiatrist, Ohio State University Office of Student Life, Counseling and Consultation Service
  • Tierra M. Parsons, director of counseling services, Johnson C. Smith University

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