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Mental Health

What is mental health?

Mental health is an umbrella term that encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Check out some of our resources to support your mental health here.

Learn more about counseling services here.

Need support, but not sure where to start? Check out Student Outreach & Support Services here.

Concerned about a DU student, staff, or faculty member? Make a Student Outreach & Support Referral here.

Common Mental Health Issues College Students Face

Mental health is a growing concern on college campuses. 1 in 4 college students have a diagnosable mental health issue and 90% of students report feeling overwhelmed by their responsibilities. When we feel overwhelmed, it can affect how we handle stress, relate to others and make safer choices.

Mental Health @ DU

The University of Denver participates in the American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment every three years. Below you can find highlights from the Spring 2019 data around mental health.

  • DU students consistently rate depression, anxiety, stress within the top 5 factors that affect their individual academic performance
  • 70% of DU rated their overall level of stress as more than average or tremendous
  • 90% of DU students felt overwhelmed by all they had to do
  • 88.5% of DU students felt exhausted (not from physical activity)

For an online mental health self-evaluator, click here.