The transition from high school to attending a university has been shown to have an impact on the mental health and well-being of first-year university students. First-year students struggle with anxiety and depression in relation to being in a new environment, feeling lonely, fitting in, and taking more academically rigorous coursework. Current students have an awareness of what mental health and well-being resources on their campus are available to them, but such resources are not widely used, though a majority of students indicate that they do or have struggled with their mental health. This indicates that though students are struggling with their mental health during their first year at university, they are not receiving the help that they need.
Dr. Meagan Docherty
First Advisor Department
Dr. Marlise Lonn
Second Advisor Department
Kurtz, Hailey, "Targeting The Gap in Mental Health Advocacy for First-Year College Students" (2023). Honors Projects. 885.