US report examines connection between mental health, academic success: Editorial


A new US report suggests that trauma and social anxiety are increasing concerns for postsecondary students, writes Kate Marijolovic for The Chronicle of Higher Ed. The study examined the connection between mental health and academic success and found that students with some mental health risk factors were more likely to drop out than their peers. Those who stayed enrolled had improved mental health. Marijolovic explains that the report found that reports and assessments of trauma increased over the past 10 years, while the number of students experiencing social anxiety saw a significant increase from 2021 to 2022. The study also explored the factors associated with students who were at higher risk of dropping out.

Chronicle of Higher Ed (Acct. Req.)