The Center Implores Congress to Prioritize Student Mental Health at Historically Under-resourced Institutions

/ April 13, 2022

We have been heartened at the attention and urgency Congress has shown toward addressing significant mental health needs in America, as well as the bipartisan and bicameral interest in tackling this urgent problem. This is a critical opportunity to address the mental health crisis among college students that has been under addressed for too long, and has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Better mental health is essential for students to persist in college, graduate, and become healthy and productive leaders and workers in our communities nationwide. To meet this moment, Congress should both invest in existing programs and reexamine ways that key legislation can support the mental health and basic needs of America's college students.