Year: 2023 Source: Washington, DC: American Council on Education. (2023). 35 p. SIEC No: 20231376
Many campus communities want to address mental health with a public health approach that incorporates a range of resources, practices, and policies to promote well-being among all of their students. However, one of the main difficulties encountered is the lack of clarity about which  strategies are most effective. Sara Abelson, Sarah Ketchen Lipson, and Daniel Eisenberg conducted a comprehensive review, published as “Mental Health in College Populations: A Multidisciplinary Review of What Works, Evidence Gaps, and Paths Forward,” that gathered information on  evaluating the effectiveness of campus interventions from a range of academic fields and journals. Abelson, Lipson, and Eisenberg summarize their findings in this brief, presenting key takeaways and highlighting recommendations to help higher education leaders make evidence-based  investments in student mental health.