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Mental Health

1 of 3 college students report feeling "too depressed to function". 86% of students with a psychiatric disability left school without completing their degree.

College is full of social and academic stressors. In 2015, 55% of students reported feeling overwhelming anxiety, while 87% reported feeling overwhelmed by their responsibilities. Almost 9% seriously considered suicide.

COVID-19 has exacerbated these issues further. A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month about the pandemic’s effect on mental health identified that a disproportionate number of 18- to 24-year-olds -- about one-quarter of those surveyed -- had seriously considered suicide in the last 30 days.

In addition, a 2015 survey from the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State University revealed that 20 percent of college students seeking mental health treatment were taking up half of the appointments at campus counseling center. 

The JED Foundation conducted an online survey with nearly 200 college and graduate students from across the country about their emotional readiness for the Fall 2020 semester.​ 

EGD's Support Service Coordinators help students with:

Failing Classes & Academic Probation | Gap Semesters | Transferring to or from Community College | Non-Clinical Peer Support | Assistance Looking for an Affordable Mental Health Provider


say that their emotional health is worse than before the COVID-19 pandemic


feel extremely or very concerned about racial unrest in this country. 34% are concerned about the effects of racial unrest in their own communities


say they would utilize telemental health services at their school if they had access to them


are significantly concerned with their ability to care for their mental health


are dealing with anxiety. 68% feel lonely or isolated, 63% are experiencing depression, and 62% are having trouble concentrating.

EGD provides student leaders with trainings on how to safely and effectively support at-risk students, as well as their own work-school-life balance.

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