The Oberlin Review

Administration, Students Must Collaborate to Deal with Mental Health on Campus

Kristen Harris, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2018

Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

A campus-wide email was sent out to students Oct. 30 by Associate Dean of Students Matthew Hayden, asking them to participate in the Healthy Minds Study. The survey was designed by the Healthy Minds Study Team of the University of Michigan to give students a chance to reflect on and express concerns with mental health stressors within the institution and campus environment. The survey also aims to heighten awareness of sources of support. In the survey, students are asked about their eating and sleeping habits, substance use and abuse, current and past emotional and mental health, and body image. Upon reflecting on this study and our current state of affairs as an institution, I have come to see it as a potential...

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