A Strategic Primer on College Student Mental Health
NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the American Council on Education (ACE), and the American Psychological Association (APA), 2014
This report is the product of a year-long partnership between NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the American Council on Education, and the American Psychological Association focusing on student mental health issues. Responding in part to President Obama’s call to launch a national conversation to increase the understanding and awareness about mental health, the partnering organizations, in collaboration with the lead authors, advisory committee, editorial group, and the organizations and institutions they represent, reviewed trends in college student mental health and sought out examples of practice that contribute to student well-being. We know that mental health continues to impact students in course learning and campus engagement. It is our collective hope that through increased awareness and collaboration, institutions of higher education can continue to serve all students and support their learning and development.