Connecting Matters

Self-care and mental health are a top priority, and of even greater importance during these challenging times. Here you will find a variety of university programs, events, and services that can help you enhance your mental wellness and maintain your overall wellbeing.

Connecting Matters helps you:

Stats and Facts

Princeton can be an exciting, fun, challenging and stressful environment. To navigate these experiences, it is important to connect with yourself and others.

Below are some results of Princeton's surveys about mental/emotional health and care: 

  • 23 percent of Princeton respondents reported that anxiety negatively affected their academic performance in the previous 12 months, and 19 percent reported that depression did so. (ACHA-NCHA-III, 20201)
  • 39 percent of respondents had used mental health therapy/counseling (e.g., psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, or primary care doctor) within the past 12 months. (Healthy Minds, 20212
  • 68 percent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed for the statement "if I needed to seek professional help for my mental or emotional health, I'd know where to go to access resources for my school". (Healthy Minds, 20212)

1American College Health Association. American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment III: Princeton University Undergraduates Spring 2020. Hanover, MD.

2Eisenberg, D., Lipson, S.K., Heinze, J., & Zhou, S. (2021). The Healthy Minds Study: Princeton University Winter/Spring 2021 Data Report.