Addressing burgeoning unmet needs in college mental health. Journal of American college health : J of ACH Singh, M. K., Malmon, A., Horne, L., Felten, O. 2022: 1-4


America is experiencing burgeoning mental health needs of their college students. Measuring the impact of mental health challenges for these students and the natural ways they adapt to them might enable smart triage of limited mental health resources. This may, in part, be achieved through a combination of technology-assisted personalized measurement-based care, treatment matching, and peer-support. Helping students self-monitor and organize their personal peer networks can destigmatize and increase accessibility to timely mental health care, especially for students of marginalized identities, who might otherwise be hesitant to receive care or be misdiagnosed. A collaborative effort among students, educators, clinicians, and health technology innovators may provide more tractable solutions for student unmet needs than any single entity or resource alone. Novel resources, tailored through a healthy equity lens that is individualized and culturally-sensitive, may meaningfully meet a student's needs, preferences, and acceptability, and translate to daily use and informed decision-making.

View details for DOI 10.1080/07448481.2022.2115302

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