Cracking the Code to Student Flourishing Posters

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Adejumobi, Temi
Dean, Sam
Komnick, Michael
Soriano, Jarely
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University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee , Sewanee DataLab 2022 , DataFest 2022 , Cracking the Code to Student Flourishing , Wellness , Mental health
A college is a place of growth and transformation where young adults are prepared both intellectually and socially for professional and adult life. However, over the last 10 years, the prevalence of mental health problems has risen steadily among college students with a particularly notable increase in symptom prevalence over the last 5 years. What is this down to? What are some key determinants of student flourishing and well-being? How do factors such as race and gender influence well-being? Using Healthy Mind’s Survey data that examines mental health, service utilization, and related issues among undergraduate and graduate students, our team of researchers at Sewanee DataLab is seeking to understand the well-being of students, and where to target resources to improve student flourishing, specifically at Sewanee: The University of The South. This report serves as an exploration of prior research on the topic of student flourishing, well-being, mental health, service utilization, and help-seeking behavior specifically in the college setting.