Primary mental health issues among college students 2018-2019

This statistic shows the percentage of clinicians who stated select issues were the leading concerns of their college student mental health patients during the 2018-2019 academic school year. According to the data, clinicians stated that among their student clients, almost 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 2018-2019 academic school year

Percentage of clinicians
Anxiety23.5%
Depression18.9%
Relationship problem (specific)7.3%
Stress5.9%
Family4.1%
Trauma3.6%
Grief/loss3.2%
Interpersonal functioning3.1%
Adjustment to new environment3%
Academic performance2.9%
Self-esteem/confidence2.1%
Sexual abuse/assault (victim)1.9%
Eating/body image1.8%
Other1.7%
Emotional dysregulation1.6%
Suicidality1.6%
Mood instability (bi-polar symptoms)1.3%
Identity development1.2%
Attention/concentration difficulties1%
Alcohol0.9%
Perfectionism0.8%
Obessions or compulsions0.8%
Anger management0.8%
Social isolation0.7%
Career0.7%
Health/medical0.6%
Drugs0.6%
Legal/judicial/conduct0.5%
Harrassment/emotional abuse (victim)0.5%
Self-injurious thoughts or behaviors0.4%
Sleep0.4%
Gender identity0.4%
Sexual concern0.3%
Sexual orientation0.3%
Physical abuse/assult (victim)0.2%
Financial0.2%
Psychotic thoughts or behaviors0.2%
Autism spectrum0.2%
None0.1%
Religion/spirituality0.1%
Racial, ethnic, or cultural concerns0.1%
Addiction (not drugs or alcohol)0.1%
Violent thoughts or behaviors towards others0.1%
Pregnancy related0.1%
Dissociative experiences0.1%
Learning disorder/disability0%
Stalking (victim)0%
Discrimination0%
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018 to 2019 academic year

Number of respondents

82,685 respondents

Special properties

Clinicians

Supplementary notes

Clinicians are asked to choose one primary concern (i.e., the top concern) per client. The graph provides the frequency of each primary (top) concern.

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