Community College Student Awareness of Mental Health Problems and Resources

Robert A. Dobmeier, Michael T. Kalkbrenner, Tausha L. Hill, Thomas J. Hernández


An exploratory survey study assessed community college student awareness of signs, risk factors, and resources for depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. The majority of the participants reported adequate awareness of mental disorders. Females were more likely than males and sophomores were more likely than freshmen to recognize signs and risk factors of mental illness. Half of the participants were unaware of campus mental health resources. Strategies for increasing student awareness of mental health problems, counseling, and other campus resources for mental illness are presented.


community college; mental illness; campus services

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