A third of U.S. college students are currently considering withdrawing from college according to a recent Gallup survey that was published in April of 2022. The main reason is tied to mental health, with 76% of those students thinking about putting down their textbooks due to emotional stress. The pandemic, cost of attendance, and the difficulty of coursework also ranked as contributing factors.
Recent Student Voice survey data from Inside Higher Ed and College Pulse shows that 9 out of 10 students have struggled with their mental health. Boston University researchers recently reported an overall 135 percent increase in depression and 110 percent increase in anxiety from 2013 to 2021. What does this imply about our current capacity to adequately support students through traditional means of care? How can we adjust our approach to better support student success? A more timely and customized approach is needed beyond the counseling center.
Greek University is partnering with Mindyra™ to provide Fraternities, Sororities, and Universities with a robust Mind Health program that makes it easy and convenient for their members and students to get the help they need that is relevant to their identities - when they want it and where they want it.
How the Mind Health app works: A one-minute, self-administered survey helps members and students identify their challenges. After completing the survey, they are guided to different types of support options that are specific to their needs. Whether they want to work on their own or connect with a professional, we'll guide them there and help them start their journey to better Mind Health.
Also included: The Care Progress Survey (CPS), which is our unique tool to measure student progress on their wellness journey. The CPS is a comprehensive tool that measures social functioning, family functioning, work functioning, and self-care. The de-identified aggregate data informs university administration and fraternity/sorority national leadership about how their students/members are improving across time. The CPS can be used to monitor the effectiveness of mental, physical, or social wellness programs.
“IF YOU CAN’T MEASURE IT, YOU CAN’T MANAGE IT” - Peter Drucker