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What Is Driving Demand?

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Product of Decade-Long Social and Institutional Investments

Increased Awareness

Structured Response Framework

Reduced Stigma to Seeking Care

Institutional and national tragedies have spurred more open conversations about students’ mental health needs

New teams and protocols streamline how institutions identify and treat students with mental health needs

Campus and social stigma- reduction campaigns led to today’s students being more comfortable seeking care

Generational Differences in Perceptions of Therapy Boomers: Therapy? That’s for crazy people. Generation X: I saw my first therapist when I was an adult. Millennials: Embarrassed about therapy? No. My friends are all in therapy too. Gen 2020: I have a whole team of coaches and therapists.

Rethinking the College Mental Health Crisis: Do Bubble Wrap and Special Snowflake Myths Prevent a Vision for Needed Change? The Huffington Post

Source: Lee, K. “Rethinking the College Mental Health Crisis: Do Bubble Wrap and Special Snowflake Myths Prevent a Vision for Needed Change?,” The Huffington Post, Feb. 10, 2017, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rethinking-the-college-me_b_14683448.html; EAB interviews and analysis.

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