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Healthy Minds Survey provides insight into student mental health

Dec. 18, 2017, 9:43 AM

Vanderbilt students know where to go on campus to seek support for their mental and emotional health, but often feel they don’t have enough time to seek assistance. These are just some of the findings of the Healthy Minds Survey launched by Vanderbilt in October 2016.

The online survey was sent to all undergraduate, graduate and professional students. A total of just over 4,700 students—or two out of every five—completed the 45-minute survey for a 40 percent response rate.

The university surveyed students to inform and support its mental health and well-being initiatives. The Healthy Minds Survey is conducted by a research group at the University of Michigan and is a widely used instrument to measure campus mental health and well-being.

A Vanderbilt working group has analyzed the results provided by the University of Michigan.

Download the preliminary survey report (VUNetID login required) >

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