Purpose: A study done at a mid-sized American University assessed the student population’s awareness and utilization of university provided mental health resources.
Methods: The study was completed using a survey of students with multiple choice, true/false and free response questions. Data were analyzed for any significant correlations.
Results: The results of the study provide a groundwork for future research despite limitations. The research showed that most of the students, including seniors, did not know many of the mental health resources offered on campus and had important misconceptions, such as thinking the counseling office was part of the student conduct office.
Conclusion: Efforts are needed to increase student awareness of mental health resources on campus and further study should be done to investigate the determinants of misconceptions.
Jackson, Julia; Weisman, Connor; and O'Connell, Bethesda MPH, DrPH, CHES
"Student Population Awareness and Utilization of University Provided Mental Health Resources,"
Virginia Journal of Public Health: Vol. 3:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/vjph/vol3/iss1/3