UMD Mental Health Care Survey


“We at SPARC (Scholars Promoting and Revitalizing Care) want to hear students’ needs and opinions regarding the state of on-campus mental health resources – and we need your help!

Currently, UMD students have to wait an average of 30 days to get help from the Counseling Center, and we are limited to 8 individual/couples sessions per year. As of February 2018, the UMD Counseling Center has 18 full- or part-time counselor to serve 39,083 students.”


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Demographic Questions 

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Impact of survey:

  1. Mental health is clearly an issue in the Scholars community
  2. The availability of Counseling Center appointments is a factor that deters students from seeking help and, in some cases, contributes to the deterioration of their emotional state
  3. There appears to be student demand for more resources to maintain their mental health, especially for those who are unable to receive treatment from the Counseling Center in a timely manner
  4. Scholars students are interested in improving their emotional resiliency, and there is potential in introducing resiliency training in the community