Mental health is a critical concern impacting college student well-being, learning, and success. Data from the 2019-2020 report from the Healthy Minds Study shows that 37% of college students surveyed report having had a mental health diagnosis, and 30% of college students having accessed mental health therapy or counseling in the last year.
Despite these numbers, stigma is still high: 47% of students agreed with the statement that "most people would think less of someone who has received mental health treatment”. Institutions of higher education across the country report increased mental health issues on campus, as well as increased severity of concerns, emphasizing the importance of effective, evidence-informed strategies that serve a diverse student population.
The NASPA Strategies Conferences convene efforts regarding collegiate alcohol and drug abuse prevention, mental health, sexual violence prevention and response, and well-being in a comprehensive conference experience.
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A huge thank you to last years volunteer 2020 NASPA Mental Health Strategies Conference planning committee. Without this group of folks, the 2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences would not be possible.
The 2021 NASPA Mental Health Conference Planning Committee will start sping 2020.
2020 Conference Learning Outcomes
Attend this conference to...
- Examine current trends and issues to better evaluate the scope of student mental health on campus
- Discover and compare solutions to promote increased access and awareness of mental health services for students
- Engage in conversations about innovative and effective programming to support student mental health
- Understand the keys to successful cross-campus collaboration in mental health services
- Discuss mental health needs of students within a context of power and privilege
- Explore ways in which mental health intersects with both violence prevention and response and substance misuse on campus to develop and enhance prevention, intervention and response