Honors Projects


It has been estimated that half of adults within the United States with mental disorders do not seek any treatment (Eisenberg et al., 2011). Of the remaining individuals that do seek the necessary services for treatment, there is a “median delay of 11 years between onset of mental disorders and accessing services” (Eisenberg et al., 2007). In the midst of university life, college students carry a heavy burden; the stress of academics, involvement, GPA, as well as their social and family life can allow these students to develop a disorder or fall deeper into their diagnosis. Today’s campus communities, especially at Bowling Green State University (BGSU), have a wide variety of on-campus and off-campus services that can impact the way a student moves forward with their mental illness. But, with the many social factors and financial barriers, such as health insurance and out-of-pocket costs, that can impede access and treatment, it is vital to evaluate student perceptions of how these on- and off-campus resources are being sought and utilized. The purpose of the study was to investigate BGSU students’ knowledge and opinion of both on- and off-campus mental health services and their associated social and financial barriers.


Honors Program


Individualized Planned Program

First Advisor

Dr. Jessica M. Turos

First Advisor Department

Higher Education Administration

Second Advisor

Roc Starks

Second Advisor Department

Business Education

Publication Date

Spring 5-10-2019