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Rosalee Allan

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Health Services Administration


The mental health of college students has been a trending topic over the past recent years. About one in five college students have reported feeling so stressed and depressed they have had suicidal thoughts in the past 12 months. Students who have reported feeling depressed are more likely to miss class as well as feeling disengaged with the materials. This results in lower levels of academic performance.

Broad consensus states that mental health does in fact affect academic performance. Secondary research methods will be utilized. The author has compiled existing literature to review and find an answer to the study question.

The purpose of this study is to compile and analyze existing articles to find evidence concerning the study question: Does mental health affect the academic performance of college students?

It is hoped this study will inform students and professors on the importance of mental health and how it can affect academic performance.