No one should have to struggle alone.

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young adults.

Suicide is preventable.

College Students Are Not Seeking Help.

  • More than 65 percent of young adults who stopped attending college because of mental health related reasons did not request accommodations.
    • More than 60 percent of them did not access mental health services and supports either.
  • Overall, 40 percent of students with diagnosable mental health conditions did not seek help.
    • 57 percent of them did not request accommodations from their school.
  • Concern of stigma is the number one reason students do not seek help.

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of students report a diagnosable mental health condition in the past 12 months.

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of parents worry that they will not be able to access the mental health services their child needs.

The average number of days a student waits for an appointment with a mental health therapist.

68% of students claim to be dissatisfied with mental health services provided on campus.

70% of students do not seek off campus services because the cost is too high and their insurance won’t cover it.

 

75% of lifetime cases of mental health conditions begin by age 24.

Suicidal Behavior.

  • 50% of students admit to having suicidal thoughts

  • 9% of college students have attempted suicide

  • 95% of suicides committed on campus are a direct consequence of decayed mental health in college students

  • 75% of suicide victims among college students were male

  • 25% of gay or bisexual students report attempted suicide

  • 67% of students first confess to their friends about having suicidal thoughts


The Student Mental Health Foundation

Help Save A Life.