Post-secondary students frequently experience high rates of mental health challenges. However, they present meagre rates of treatment-seeking behaviours. This elevated prevalence of mental health problems, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic, can lead to distress, poor academic performance, and lower job prospects following the completion of education. To address the needs of this population, it is important to understand students’ perceptions of mental health and the barriers preventing or limiting their access to care.
Mental health challenges, treatment experiences, and care needs of post-secondary students: a cross-sectional mixed-methods study
Source: BMC Public Health