US post-secondary presidents prioritizing student mental health more than three years ago: study

August 13, 2019

More than 80% of top university executives in the US say that mental health is more of a priority today than it was three years ago, according to a new report released today by the American Council on Education. The association found that 29% of all presidents surveyed received reports of students with mental health issues at least once a week, while roughly 42% reported hearing about these problems at least a few times every month. As a result, presidents reported allocating more funding to student mental health problems, with 72% saying that they had spent more money on mental health initiatives than they did three years ago. Inside Higher Ed (International)