- How Do College Campuses Make Decisions About Allocating Resources for Student Mental Health?: Findings from Key Participant Interviews
- Journal of College Student Development
- Johns Hopkins University Press
- Volume 53, Number 6, November/December 2012
- pp. 850-856
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Given the significant burden of mental illness among young adults, colleges offer a promising venue for prevention and treatment, which can help set late adolescents and young adults on a path to success and wellbeing. Despite the potential benefits, there have been no published studies of how campuses decide about allocating resources for mental health. To address this gap, the purpose of this study was to characterize the decision-making process for funding of mental health services through qualitative interviews at 10 universities.