Mental Health Issues on Campus
APRIL 02, 2019
Student mental health issues on campus
are growing, dangerous, and costly.
A 2017 national study showed that approximately 24 percent of students cited anxiety and nearly 16 percent cited depression as affecting their academic work. Another survey found an increase in students reporting a “threat to self,” with death by suicide the second leading cause of death in youth ages 15-24.
United Educators (UE) reviewed 223 claims related to student mental health and 151 claims related to a student suicide attempt or death by suicide from 2011 to 2016.
Student mental health issues will likely continue to rise at higher education institutions. Explore the lessons learned in UE’s claims report, Mental Health Issues on Campus: Growing, Dangerous, and Costly.
Fill out the form to the right to get a copy of the claims study summary.