Primary mental health issues among college students 2017-2018

This statistic shows the percentage of clinicians who stated select issues were the leading concerns of their college student mental health patients during the 2017-2018 academic school year. According to the data, clinicians stated that among their student clients, about 24 percent had anxiety as their primary mental health concern.

Percentage of mental health clinicians who stated select issues were the top concerns of their college student patients during the 2017-2018 academic school year

Percentage of clinicians
Anxiety23.2%
Depression19.2%
Relationship problem (specific)7.7%
Stress5.8%
Family4%
Grief/loss3.2%
Interpersonal functioning3.1%
Academic performance2.9%
Adjustment to new environment2.9%
Trauma2.9%
Self-esteem/confidence2%
Sexual abuse/assault (victim)1.9%
Eating/body image1.8%
Other1.8%
Emotional dysregulation1.5%
Suicidality1.5%
Mood instability (bi-polar symptoms)1.4%
Alcohol1.3%
Identity development1.1%
Attention difficulties1.1%
Obessions or compulsions0.9%
Drugs0.8%
Career0.8%
Perfectionism0.8%
Anger management0.8%
Legal/judicial/conduct0.7%
Health/medical0.7%
Social isolation0.6%
Harrassment/emotional abuse (victim)0.5%
Self-injurious thoughts or behaviors0.4%
Sleep0.4%
Sexual concern0.4%
Gender identity0.3%
Sexual orientation0.3%
Physical abuse/assult (victim)0.2%
None0.2%
Psychotic thoughts or behaviors0.2%
Autism spectrum0.2%
Racial, ethnic, or cultural concerns0.1%
Stalking (victim)0.1%
Financial0.1%
Religion/spirituality0.1%
Violent thoughts or behaviors towards others0.1%
Pregnency related0.1%
Addiction (not drugs or alcohol)0.1%
Learning disorder/disability0.1%
Dissociative experiences0.1%
Discrimination0%
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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017 to 2018 academic year

Number of respondents

69,596 respondents

Special properties

Clinicians

Supplementary notes

"Clinicians are then asked to choose one primary concern (i.e., the top concern) per client. This graph illustrates the frequency of each concern as the primary concern for clients during the 2017-2018 academic year."

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