Welcome to CCMH

CCMH is a multidisciplinary, member-driven, Practice-Research-Network (PRN) focused on providing accurate and up-to-date information on the mental health of today’s college students. CCMH strives to connect practice, research, and technology to benefit students, mental health providers, administrators, researchers, and the public.

The collaborative efforts of over 800 college and university counseling centers and supportive organizations have enabled CCMH to build the nation’s largest databases on college student mental health. CCMH actively develops clinical tools, reports, and research using this data. 

College Counseling Centers are invited to join CCMH to begin using the CCAPS and other instruments offered and supported by CCMH.

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New Research Findings

Symptoms and Presenting Concerns of Clients in Greek Life: How Do They Compare With Other Students?

At their first counseling appointment, Greek and non-Greek-affiliated clients reported similar levels of symptoms in most areas (Generalized Anxiety, Academic Distress, Eating Concerns, Frustration/Anger, Overall Distress).  However, Greek-affiliated students reported lower depression and social anxiety symptoms but higher levels of alcohol use (e.g., doing something they regretted because of drinking in the past 2 weeks). This suggests that in spite of similar levels of distress in some areas and significantly lower in other areas (Depression, Social Anxiety), Greek-affiliated students may be at higher risk of alcohol abuse symptoms. 

The data used for this blog included 30,026 students receiving counseling services from 50 counseling centers during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Comparing Graduate and Undergraduate Students Presenting for Counseling

The table below displays the 10 presenting concerns most frequently identified by clinicians as a client’s top/primary concern within the graduate and undergraduate groups. While there are slight differences in primary presenting concerns, overall the composition of the top 10 presenting concerns is identical between the two groups, and the rates of endorsement are similar. In particular, the arrows highlight that four out of the five most common presenting concerns within each group are the same (Generalized anxiety, Depression, Relationship problem (specific), and Stress). For undergraduates, Trauma is included in the top five (ranked 6th for graduate students), and for graduate students, Adjustment to a new environment is included in the top five (ranked 8th for undergraduate students).

Overall, undergraduate and graduate students generally enter college counseling centers with similar presenting concerns and intensity of symptoms with small differences between them.

The data used for this blog included 12,537 graduate students and 62,687 undergraduate students receiving services from 181 counseling centers during the 2022-2023 academic year.

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