The Heathy Minds study is back this year and will be open through May 2, 2022! Roughly half of the student population, 22,00 students, will receive an invite to participate. The results from the Healthy Minds Study will be used to guide policies to encourage a healthy, safe, and nondiscriminatory environment on campus. The last time the Healthy Minds Study was conducted at UW-Madison was 2019. Since then, our campus has collectively experienced the COVID-19 pandemic, illuminating why now more than ever it is important for students to complete the survey.
2019 results showed that 31 percent of students screened positive for depression and 27 percent of students screened positive for anxiety.
- As a result, University Health Services (UHS) increased mental health staffing capacity to better meet the demand for services.
- The survey results also supported the development of new trainings for UW-Madison faculty, staff and students to recognize and intervene when students are in mental distress.
We hope you participate in the survey!